EARTH DAY BIRTHDAY by Pattie Schnetzler

EARTH DAY BIRTHDAY

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Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

“On the first Earth Day Birthday the wide world gave to me . . . A bald eagle in a blue sky.” In cumulative verses more or less singable to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas,” Schnetzler introduces a menagerie of familiar creatures, up to “twelve wolves a-howling,” capped by an eloquent comment on the origins and purposes of Earth Day. Wallace’s dramatic, spread-filling, close-up animal paintings sometimes look faded, as if overexposed, but provide plenty of visual interest—and his wildlife often seems to be gazing expectantly out at viewers, as if asking “Well? What are you waiting for?” Young readers and listeners won’t miss the bluntly delivered message. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-58469-053-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: DAW/Berkley
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2004




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