The Crows of Pearblossom Hardcover – March 1, 2011
"Go to School, Little Monster" by Helen Ketteman
Helen Ketteman’s soothing rhymes and Bonnie Leick’s sweet watercolor illustrations combine to create a reassuring first-day-of-school story that’s perfect for little monsters everywhere. | Learn more
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.19 pounds
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0810997304
- ISBN-13 : 978-0810997301
- Publisher : Harry N. Abrams; Reprint edition (March 1, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 5 - 7 years
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 2
- Dimensions : 10.25 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A month or so before seeing this book, a pair of bluebirds picked our bluebird house for the season. They built a nest and laid five blue eggs in it. We were excited about having our first bluebird family in our new house. We sent emails to the grandchildren and others in the family telling them about the progression of things in the house. Then a few days after the time the eggs were calculated to hatch (we were out of town), a neighbor called to tell us that the house had been torn down and was lying torn apart on the ground. No sign of eggs or chicks. We figure that the neighborhood bear made lunch of the chicks.
Well, if you are a bird and lay lots of eggs every year, maybe one of the functions you play in nature is to provide lunch for bears - or snakes.
So this book will be fun with the grandchildren, and a real nature lesson that all of us, including snakes, need lunch of some kind. Hopefully not of crows from families with polka-dotted dresses, and hopefully not from our own bluebird house.
This book is so good that I envision that some day my grandchildren will be going through my belongings that I leave for them, and come across "The Crows of Pearlblossom" with the polka-dotted dress on the cover and remember reading it with me. And maybe they will also remember our experiences together with nature. If that happens, my soul will rest easy.
It is that memorable a book.
Anyway... I did not find it creepy,some other reviewers called it sexist, what can one say, it was wriiten a long time ago. The male bird has a job, the female stays home, shops cleans and wants babies. Makes me think of a 1950's era in time, and I love this book! Kids like it so much I read it twice over every time.