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Birds by Kevin Henkes
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Jun 11, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: picturebooks
Read in June, 2009

Henkes has of late been focusing on a much younger audience with his picture books. Birds is a wonderful introduction to what makes birds unique and special. It is very appealing to a young audience with simple ideas and colorful illustrations. For example: "Once I saw seven birds on the telephone wire. They didn't move and they didn't move and the didn't move. I looked away for just one second...and they were gone." These are truths about birds that young children can relate to. The book also has the nostalgic feel of books of a bygone era like those of Lois Lenski or Charlotte Zolotow.
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