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Birds by Kevin Henkes
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Kevin Henkes is an author I am fond of, with his glorious canon of the Julius, Baby Of The World type. I'd meant to use this title for storytime for some time, since its simpler concept and shorter length make it ideal for a read aloud for very young ones.

What I found was that, instead of the usual series of comparisons about all of the different forms birds can come in, it was a lovely collection of the sorts of thoughts real children may have - "If I were a bird, I'd ask where all the other birds go when it's stormy and they can't get home to their nests." I think children would really identify with these musings because they feel so genuine.

The ilustrations (by Kevin's wife!) pack the right amount of attractive colors and whimsy.
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September 1, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 4, 2012 – Shelved
November 29, 2012 – Shelved as: birds

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