CROW MADE A FRIEND by Margaret Peot
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CROW MADE A FRIEND

From the "I Like to Read" series
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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Crow is alone. How will he make a friend?

A lonely crow tries to make a friend, literally. As the seasons progress, the plans change. In the fall, he uses sticks for a body, a crabapple for a head, and leaves for wings. But when the wind blows, his friend is gone. In winter, he piles snow, adds a seed for an eye, and sticks for wings. But when the sun shines, his friend is gone. When spring comes along, a bird calls, and this time Crow finds a real friend. Together they build a nest, and come summer, Crow has a family. Children taking their first steps into reading will easily follow the simple text on each page. The illustrations complement the text brilliantly. Done in ink and watercolors, an iridescent crow, his colorful creations, and his final true friend stand out against a white background. Readers will appreciate Crow’s resourcefulness as he creates his friends and will not need any prompting when they read the “Oh no!” text as the wind blows the fall creation to pieces or the sun melts the winter creation. The overall message of the importance of friends and family is sweet but not cloying.

A brightly illustrated story perfect for the very beginner reader. (Early reader. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-8234-3297-4
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2015




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