An Egret's Day
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Poems and photographs take readers up close to observe the daily life of the extraordinary Great Egret. A Great Egret rarely rests. This majestic bird, with its big feet, even bigger beak, and breathtaking lacy wings, is a treat to watch. With his camera, photographer Jason Stemple takes us close to these magnificent creatures to witness their physical - and quirky - beaut...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Wordsong
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Amanda Snow

It's like Poetry Friday and Non-Fiction Monday combined! Beautiful, detailed photographs of these amazing birds share space with poetry by one of the most well known authors/poets of our time, Jane Yolen, making for a really spectacular overall book.

If you're at all interested in egrets or just birds in general, photographer Jason Stemple has really done a magnificent job at capturing these serene birds going about daily activities. The photographs are large enough that you and your child can sp...more
Heather
This is one of those hard books to classify. It is poetry, so it is going to live on the poetry shelf. The thing is, though, the poems are about egrets, the descriptions on the page are about egrets, and the beautiful photos are of egrets. I wish it could be put with the books on birds. It is a beautiful book, but I don't know how many people will pick it up from the poetry section.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
As usual, Jason Stemple's photographs were beautiful, but I could have done without the poems, which were OK. Just the factual information about the bird, which was very interesting, would have been enough for me. I enjoyed learning about the egret, which I don't recall ever seeing in the wild, though my mother says she has seen them right near where she lives. Maybe some day...
Kelly
An Egret's Day is a great introduction to an animal that many children may not be familiar with. The photographs, poems, and factual information correlate perfectly to create an engaging and informative read. I plan to use this book with my second grade students when they do animal studies.

I received a free review copy of An Egret's Day from Boyds Mills Press.
Donalyn
Yolen blends delicate imagery and scientific detail into this poetry anthology about egrets. Jason Stemple's photographs show the magnificent bird in its natural habitat.
Bethany
Egrets are actually very stunning, and these poems definitely captured that. Also with informational blurbs verified by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
Malissa


Another book of nonfiction poetry. The photographs are gorgeous, as well as the words.
Kenneth
science and poetry, yea!
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset...more
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