|Hooray for birds!|
Author: Cousins, Lucy
Birds of all feathers flock together in this day in the life of birds.
Kirkus Reviews (01/01/17)
School Library Journal (+) (01/01/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/03/17)
The Hornbook (00/07/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—Bold electric colors flutter on each spread of this high-flying adventure that's perfect for young fans of Hooray for Fish! The art is rendered in gouache, and the text is hand-lettered in ink. Readers are invited to pretend they are various birds as pages provide playful rhyme and expressive action verbs. "Swoop up and down,/Swoop round and round./Scratch the ground with your feet./Catch a fly with your beak." Jovial illustrations surrounded in bright colors and enhanced with thick black outlines encourage audience participation. "The sun is up,/the sky is blue./Wake up and shout 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!'?" Charming endpapers show various birds wide awake in the beginning of the book and fast asleep at the end, except for one bright-eyed owl that is fast asleep in the opening endpapers and wide awake as readers turn the final page. This is a great opening for extension activities with older readers on nocturnal birds. VERDICT Rhyming text and bright illustrations make this a superb choice for storytime groups. Pair it with Kevin Henkes's Birds, Jennifer Ward's Mama Built a Little Nest, and Jeremy Tankard's Grumpy Bird for a feathered friend storytime. Recommended for all picture book collections.—Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.