Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Book - 2014
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Woodpecker calls from a tree, "cuk-cuk-cuk." Starling sings, "whistle-ee-wee." But have you heard the nesting bird?

In this book, we hear all the different bird calls in counterpoint to the pervasive quiet of a mama bird waiting for her eggs to hatch. Fun and informative back matter takes the shape of an interview so that readers learn more right from the bird's bill. Ken Pak's lively illustrations, paired with Rita Gray's words, render a visual and sonorous picture book to be enjoyed by young naturalists. Now in paperback.

Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780544930858
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Pak, Kenard


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Mar 26, 2019

I'm lucky that my daughter is really into learning about birds; we both loved this book, and I was surprised at how many she could recognize and how many calls I knew! The illustrations are beautiful, the story is simple enough for young children, yet contains good information for older children. Perfect to read right before adventuring outside!

Oct 13, 2017

Another gorgeous Kenard Pak illustrated book with simple yet informative words by Rita Gray.
It's not easy to find a picture book with bird calls, intertwined in the story we learn about the how the Robin nests and does she make a sound while nesting? Loved this book as a story and for learning about birds in general. A beautiful pairing with Emily Dickinson's poem "The Robin is the One" to bring in spring.

Apr 19, 2016

Rhyming text and realistic birdsong representation make this a great springtime selection.

cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 11, 2016

Lovely read-aloud nonfiction describing common North American birds and their songs. It is a simple enough story for preschoolers, but the genuine birdcalls included add more detail for older students. Share this along with a field guide and actual sound recordings before your next nature walk to observe birds!

SCL_Preschool May 06, 2014

A beautiful picture book - let the birdwatching begin!

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cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 11, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 10


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