Hooray for Birds! - by Lucy Cousins (Hardcover)
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About the BookBirds of all feathers flock together in a rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy: from the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" at dawn to the owl's nighttime "tuwit, tuwoo," the cheeps and tweets of many avian friends will encourage children to join in as honorary fledglings.
Book SynopsisIn an exuberant display of color, Lucy Cousins invites little ones to imagine themselves as brilliant birds. Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" at dawn to the owl's nighttime "tuwit, tuwoo," the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings. This day in the life of birds will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at storytime or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep.
Bold electric colors flutter on each spread of this high-flying adventure that's perfect for young fans of Hooray for Fish! ... Rhyming text and bright illustrations make this a superb choice for storytime groups.
--School Library Journal (starred review) If you've been sitting too long and too quietly through storytime, get off your perch and onto your webbed, clawed, or taloned feet and move...with the energy generated by this lively offering, don't expect naptime to arrive on cue.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) ...[T]he creatures in "Hooray for Birds!" (Candlewick, 40 pages, $15.99) all but vibrate with brilliant colors. In gouache paintings on bright backgrounds, Lucy Cousins, the creator of the popular "Maisy" books, depicts swans and starlings, guinea fowl and cardinals, and a resplendent peacock. With each picture comes an exhortation for 2- to 5-year-olds to throw themselves into avian imitations: "Waddle like a penguin in the snow / Run like an ostrich, go, go, go!"
--The Wall Street Journal An exuberant celebration of birds of all kinds...The cozy ending showing a baby parrot cuddling up close with Mama in his nest and the rear endpapers of sleeping birds are perfect for naptime. All in all, it's a great way to introduce bird behavior without lecturing--young children will feel like hopping, pecking, and soaring with these exuberant feathered friends.
--Kirkus Reviews Maisy creator Cousins uses her signature brand of punchy, thickly outlined gouache paintings to introduce an active menagerie of birds....a rousing pick for reading (and chirping) aloud.
--Publishers Weekly Twelve years after Hooray for Fish!, Cousins invites listeners to join in as part of the boisterous flock...The book's large size and format, along with the second-person narration and bold illustrations, create a natural opportunity for children to become a physical part of the story.
--The Horn Book Cousins' exquisite portrayals of our feathered friends will delight fledgling readers and listeners and have them flapping their wings for more.
--Booklist Online This sprightly picture book provides him and his cohorts with delightful introduction to the diversity and activity of these feathered friends.
--San Francisco Chronicle This book will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at story time or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep.
About the AuthorLucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year, as well as I'm the Best and Peck, Peck, Peck. Lucy Cousins lives in Hampshire, England.
Dimensions (Overall): 11.9 Inches (H) x 10.5 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.35 Pounds
Suggested Age: 2-5 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Author: Lucy Cousins
Street Date: March 28, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6413
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 1.35 pounds
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