A bird can fly and do a few other things, but a bird can't build a dam. A beaver can build a dam and more, but a beaver...

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A BIRD CAN FLY

A bird can fly and do a few other things, but a bird can't build a dam. A beaver can build a dam and more, but a beaver can't live underground. An ant, a tortoise, a monkey, and a camel become further links in Florian's chain before he closes the circle with the statement that a fish can't fly. Meanwhile small children have observed the habits of a few different animals, witnessed a demonstration of animal diversity, and absorbed an implicit lesson in the distribution of different-but-equally-useful abilities. All this to the tune of airy, mock-naive pictures that look about as didactic as a wall-eyed fish or a primate with a Halloween grin. Unprepossessing, but every element works.

Pub Date: Aug. 25, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Greenwillow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1980