BIRDSONG by Audrey Wood

BIRDSONG

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Wood (The Bunyans, 1996, etc.) covers 14 birds from North America in their natural habitat in this sumptuously illustrated, visually busy picture book. The few lines of text for each bird sketch out the habitat in human terms, and include the common call for the bird shown, e.g., ``Nearby there's a little park nestled among the skyscrapers. While Jordan and Elly play, gentle pigeons splash and make their cooing calls--coo-a-roo, coo-a-roo, coo-a-roo.'' The spreads offer panoramic views of habitats, portraits of the birds, and stylized borders of state flowers characteristic of the habitats. The juxtaposition of these borders and extremely realistic paintings of the birds can be startling, but appealing. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-15-200014-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1997




MORE BY AUDREY WOOD

ChildrenTHE BIRTHDAY QUEEN by Audrey Wood
by Audrey Wood
ChildrenIT'S DUFFY TIME! by Audrey Wood
by Audrey Wood
ChildrenBLUE SKY by Audrey Wood
by Audrey Wood

MORE BY ROBERT FLORCZAK

ChildrenHORSES OF MYTH by Gerald Hausman
by Gerald Hausman
ChildrenA COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Audrey Wood
by Audrey Wood
ChildrenROUGH SKETCH BEGINNING by James Berry
by James Berry

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenWHERE'S THE PARTY? by Katharine Crawford Robey
by Katharine Crawford Robey