Bring on the BirdsSpring 2011 Non-Fiction
There is a dizzying array of birdlife on our planet, as author Susan Stockdale reminds us—“Dancing birds, diving birds, birds with fluffy crests,” to name just a few. Bring on the Birds features a sampling of this variety, introducing children to penguins, puffins, oxpeckers, and ostriches. Stockdale’s text is simply worded with strong rhythm and rhyme, making it ideal for beginning readers as well as read-aloud time. Her acrylic illustrations are striking and gorgeous, putting the birds front and center with a bold use of color. A bibliography and a helpful afterword about the featured birds rounds out the text.