Birds (Hardcover)

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By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
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Description


In what the New York Times Book Review calls “a perfect book,” a little girl watches birds from her window and dreams she can fly.

Perfect for the small dreamers and naturalists in your life, this critically acclaimed picture book is from the award-winning husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek.

With a fine eye for detail, a girl observes and describes birds—their sizes, their colors, their shapes, the way they move and appear and disappear, and how they are most like her. She imagines what it would be like if clouds looked like birds, or if she could ask the birds questions.

Though she can’t fly, the girl can do one thing birds do—she can sing. Vibrant and lively paintings accompany a text pitched precisely to preschoolers in this husband-and-wife collaboration.

Booklist said, “Together, the words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.” Birds “will resonate with the youngest children,” said School Library Journal.

About the Author


Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator and is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors, one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller; and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include The World and Everything in It; A HouseA Parade of ElephantsChrysanthemum; and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.



Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand; White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon; Little Houses, by Kevin Henkes; and a quartet of seasonal picture books also by Kevin Henkes. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Praise For…


“The words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.” — Booklist (starred review)

“Words and pictures perform a perfectly choreographed dance here.” — Horn Book (starred review)

“The child voice in this charming story is just right and will resonate with the very youngest children.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“Birds trust[s] the intelligence and imagination of young children, and that’s what makes this a perfect book.” — New York Times Book Review



Product Details
ISBN: 9780061363047
ISBN-10: 0061363049
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 17th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English