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Where's the Party?
The birds in Kate's neighborhood have a secret: there's a party today! But where? Kate listens to the clues in the calls of her neighborhood birds and discovers an impromptu birthday party for week-old ducklings.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Charlesbridge
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When Kate wakes up, a robin is sitting on her windowsill and sings about “news!” Then a cardinal whistles about a party. Kate definitely wants to go! So she heads outside and follows one bird to the next as they lead her along a path, to the wild strawberries, along the brook, and to the duck’s nest. Finally, she arrives at the party, and it’s a very special one! The birds in the story include a titmouse, meadowlark, yellowthroat, oriole, bluebird, heron, ducks, and killdeer.
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Listening to the calls of the various birds in her neighborhood, Kate hears about a party, and she wants to go. She follows the bird songs from place to place, and sometimes she is sure she will never figure out where this party is. After looking carefully, she spies several ducklings and their parents. She empties a basket she filled with strawberries along her way, and then returns home where her own mother and father have a breakfast worthy celebrating waiting for her. The mixed media collage ...more
Apr 21, 2016 Juliana Lee rated it liked it
Kate wakes up to the sound of a bird outside calling her to a party. She follows the sounds of the various birds until she finds a family of ducks. Kate believes it's the duckling's birthday party and she gives them the strawberries she has collected along the way. When she gets home, her mother has toast and strawberry jam ready for her breakfast. Backmattter includes information about all the birds in the story.
This is a picture book and it is intended for the readers of the nursery age group. This book is about a little girl named Kate who hears the many songs of birds and follows them to a party, the party is a mother ducks eggs hatching. This book would be appealing to children who like birds. I would use this book when teaching about birds or before going bird watching. The print is easily readable and the pictures are child-like.
Chirping birds provide the clues to little Kate as to where the party for baby ducks may be found. Sort of an awkward readaloud, I'm not sure I would share this one in a program...although it may make a nice supplmentary option for a program on birds or nature for older preschool or early elementary.
The bird illustrations are adorable and there is a glossary at the end with more information about each bird. However, the story is just okay and I wasn't a fan of the rest of the illustrations. The book didn't seem to appeal to my kids either. It's not a bad little picture book, just nothing that stands out.