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BIRDS

 Birds By Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Laura Dronzek

BIRDS

By Kevin Henkes. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow Books 2009

 

 “Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.

Birds are magic.

Birds are everywhere.

If you listen very carefully

you will hear them,

no matter where you live.

And if you look

very closely

you will see them,

no matter where you are.

And if you can’t go outside

right this minute,

you can always read this book!"

Birds, isn’t just another bird book. It’s a simple and sweet observation of birds from the eyes of a curious and imaginative child – what birds are and what they are not along with a couple of what if’s thrown in for good measure. The book is charming, humorous and captivating. The artwork by Laura Dronzek is gorgeous - the bold lines and vibrant colors complement and contribute to the exploratory mood of the book, encouraging children to look at birds and the world around them.

Like Kevin Henkes’ mouse books Owen, Wemberly Worries, Chrysanthemum, and Julius, Baby of the World, Birds will charm children and adults alike.

Caldecott winner Kevin Henkes likes “the variety of trying new ways to fill the pages between two covers. Experimenting with words and paint and ink keeps my job interesting.”

Laura Dronzek’s work has exhibited nationally. She is the award-winning illustrator of Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! and White Is for Blueberry, (written by George Shannon).

Henkes and Dronzek are married and live in Madison, Wisconsin. You can check out more of their work at www.kevinhenkes.com and http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/15436/Laura_Dronzek/index.aspx


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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
kellyrfineman
Mar. 18th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Great review - and look at you, all fancy with images and links and whatnot!

I really liked this book as well, and am happy to see it getting a bit more love.
angeladegroot
Mar. 19th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
I had my fancy pants on.
jeannineatkins
Mar. 18th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
I love this book!
angeladegroot
Mar. 19th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Kevin Henkes is a favorite in our family. Birds is another to add to the list.
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