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From Booklist

Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. This colorful collection features 21 poems about a variety of birds, from hummingbird to vulture, roadrunner to emperor penguin. The imagery in these short poems finds visual expression in the full-page, watercolor paintings, illustrating verse with high spirits and ingenuous charm. "The Hawk" features a bordered illustration of the bird with binoculars slung over his shoulders. Across the page are the words: "I stare / I glare / I gaze / I gawk / With keen / Mean eyes / I am the hawk. / All day I pray / For prey to view. / Be thankful if / I don't / See / YOU!" Many of the poems use internal rhyme effectively, but the book's appeal lies in its fluent wordplay and generous use of humor in both the poetry and the paintings. Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This collection of bird poems and paintings is a fine encore to Florian's Beast Feast (1994). As in that book, biology and whimsy combine in verse and pictures. In ``The Hawk''--``I stare/I glare/I gaze/I gawk/With keen/mean eyes/I am the hawk./All day I pray/For prey to view./Be thankful if/I don't/See/YOU!''--the words are accompanied by a picture of a lurking bird on a branch, a pair of binoculars hanging around its neck. Florian's watercolors match the tone of the verse, bright and funny portraits of individual birds, combining accurate representations with visual puns (the roadrunner has wheels, the nightjar is shown flapping its wings inside a jar). Nonfiction and humor don't always fit comfortably together, but in this book they become a delightful whole, a sturdy foundation from which to explore the playfulness of language. (Picture book/poetry. 2-8) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (March 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152023666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152023669
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #471,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including Dinothesaurus, which received starred reviews in four major publications, Comet, Stars, The Moon and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; Bow Wow Meow Meow, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year; and Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book. His most recent book How to Draw a Dragon was starred in a Booklist review and School Library Journal called it a "brilliantly simple picture book." He lives and works in New York and has read his poetry at Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Poets House, and The White House.

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By Angela Porteous on May 31, 2008
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Another gorgeous creation from Douglas Florian. I ordered this and "Beast Feast" for a pair of 3-year-old twins. But after looking at them, I decided to keep them for myself. They are just too beautiful to give to children! (But if you are not a selfish book nut like me, they are great children's books....)
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By JK VINE VOICE on November 15, 2010
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Douglas Florian has a real way with words and art. His books are not only beautiful to look at but the poetry is clever, witty and thought provoking. The poems are short, but insightful. We've probably read this book and many of his others well over one hundred times. Pure joy for all ages.
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By David McCann on August 27, 2007
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i have purchased several books by this author; my grandchildren (ages 3, 5, 7) love them.
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