Sunday, December 30, 2012

Birds of a Feather

AS THE CROW FLIES by Sheila Keenan with illustrations by Kevin Duggan. Feiwel and Friends, 2013.

even though we might not notice them in small numbers, crows are here, there, and everywhere. They will steal food, splatter a car, and make a raucous noise if given half the chance. Rhyming verses sound almost like the rhythm of flapping wings in this celebration of all things crow. <689>

I WILL KEEP YOU SAFE AND SOUND by Lori Hasking Houran with illustrations by Petra Brown. Scholastic 2013.

Robins, rabbits, bears, and other creatures protect their young. Simple rhythmic text is accompanied by watercolor and gouache illustrations demonstrating a mother's love for her young. <690>

LUCKY DUCKLINGS by Eva Moore with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter. Orchard/Scholastic 2013.

Based on a true story. A mother duck is walking her new ducklings when suddenly one by one they fall through a grate in the sidewalk. With the assistance of firemen and a tow truck driver, the ducklings are rescued and reunited with their mother. <691>

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