Bird Show

Category: Themes: Animals
Welcome to the Bird Show! Award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale offers a front-row seat to a vibrant fashion show starring the world’s most diverse and spectacular birds.  
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  • ISBN: 9781682631287
  • Publication date: 03/01/2021
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-3/8" x 9-3/8"
  • Age Range: 2-6
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  • ISBN: 9781682633427
  • Publication date: 03/01/2021
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Description

Welcome to the Bird Show! Award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale offers a front-row seat to a vibrant fashion show starring the world’s most diverse and spectacular birds.

★ “Stunning… Wonderful for reading aloud and sharing.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Stockdale’s background as a textile designer and award-winning nonfiction author-illustrator are immediately evident in this energetic, rhyming celebration of pattern, color, and nature.

Bird Show features a variety of fashionable feathered creatures—from the Mandarin Duck and the Grey-Crowned Crane to the Royal Flycatcher and Golden Pheasant. Their feathers may be simple and solid or speckled, striped, or spotted. They may “wear” a jacket, a scarf, an apron, a headdress. And just like people, each one contributes to our beautiful world, made more vibrant by their diversity.

Little ornithologists and fashionistas will marvel at the book’s color and style, and an afterword provides more information about each species as well as an entertaining pattern matching game.

Author/Illustrator

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Susan Stockdale

Author

Susan Stockdale, a former textile designer for the apparel industry is the author-illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature. Her books have won a variety of awards, including the ALSC Notable Children’s Book, NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband, and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences.

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Reviews

“Stunning… Although cataloged in the natural sciences, Stockdale’s mellifluous prose deserves to be classified as literature and her vibrant acrylic illustrations are art…. Wonderful for reading aloud and sharing; recommended for every ­library to introduce art, poetry, and glorious birds to young readers and lucky listeners.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“With a brief text and clearly delineated, vibrant artwork that shows up well from a distance, this book is a natural for reading aloud during preschool or primary-grade bird units.” —Booklist

“The clever comparisons suggest a new way to see and remember these species….smoothly written couplets… A posh performance to read aloud or alone.” —Kirkus Reviews

Resources

Resources: Activity Sheets, Teacher's Guide, Videos & Trailers

Activity Sheet
Teacher’s Guide

More Details

F&P: N, Gr 3, Genre I
Lexile: AD520L
Themes: Birds, Clothing, Colors, Patterns, Animal Behavior, Rhyme
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2: JNF006030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / Fashion
BISAC 3: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology

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