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Vulture View Hardcover – October 2, 2007

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“Jenkins's dynamic, brightly colored collages show the birds from different viewpoints and are often quite dramatic, especially the black silhouettes of the animals set against a red sky at sunset. The use of questions in the poetic text will also engage children. . . . A welcome resource.” ―School Library Journal

“Sayre's text is positively gleeful in its exposure of the previously unacceptable subject matter to a child audience, depicting vultures not as cartoon villains but as a necessary part of nature. Jenkins's textured collages reveal unapologetically ugly vultures against a breathtakingly clean blue sky, almost chortling as they juxtapose lovely blossoms with the decomposing deer carcass.” ―Kirkus Reviews

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

APRIL PULLEY SAYRE is the award-winning author of more than fifty natural history books for young readers. She and her husband live in South Bend, Indiana.

STEVE JENKINS has illustrated many books, including the Caldecott Honor winner What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their three children.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (October 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805075577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805075571
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Bremer on May 3, 2008
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Vulture View has wonderful illustrations showing the life of a vulture - and and what they eat - eww! There are books about many birds, but not many about this beautiful flyer. And, there are not too many books that help me teach about the letter "V" to my kindergartners.
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This has whole pages of bright illustrations that show what the vulture sees. The text is simple and easy to read. When you live in an area that has vultures this is a good book for introducing young children to them. Vultures have a purpose and they are funny to watch. This is a great introductory book.
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While at our local library a few years ago, I asked the children's librarian for recommendations on books on nocturnal animals. Mind you, I had scoured the listings a month ago, but hadn't quite found the book I wanted. The librarian mentioned several "natural" picture book authors that might be applicable and the name April Pulley Sayre came up. She is a local author from South Bend who has written over 50 books on natural topics.

I had no idea we had such talent in our own backyard! I'm looking forward to investigating her books more and learning from her. After looking at a few of her titles, I checked out Vulture View. This is a great preschool level book. The illustrations, done by Steve Jenkins are mainly done with cut and embellished papers. The text combines a simple story line with informational text woven into the story. The book looks at several animals and plants it might be attracted to until it finds what it would like to eat--a stinky, dead deer! The book uses simple text and pictures that engages the reader to learn more about the vulture. Many action words make this an excellent read aloud story. I loved that the book tackled head on that vultures like to eat carrion. That yuck or gross factor is perfect for kids. I also liked the informational pages at the back of the book, which contained basics on vultures and a list of additional resources. Additional information like this helps me when teaching classes as I have a little more to add than just what I read to children.
Update: I had to buy the book and love reading it to both children and adults! When we get to the stinky dead deer, they are all going eww! They also glide and soar right along with the turkey vulture.
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I love vultures and when I saw this book as at a used book sale, I had to have it for my granddaughters and of course myself.

The book is full of beautiful illustrations and simple dialogue that clearly explains a turkey vulture's life (turkey vultures have red heads). There are also opportunities to talk with your child about science, nature, and birds as well as the vulture.

The book opens with the sun rising and the air warming as the vulture takes off to glide on the warming air. The words are simple and often rhyme. My granddaughters actually liked the book and enjoy talking about nature and its cycles while trying to understand why this species of bird eats dead animals.
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Stunning cut-paper collage fills each page with color and texture. A vulture flies, "Wings stretch wide to catch a ride on warming air. Going where?" The reader is asked to think about what vultures eat, "that snake over there? No, no. That fox over there? No, no...That stinky dead deer? Yes, yes!" The final two pages provide information about vultures, explaining how they use thermals to fly, where they nest and more. A web site is listed, and the reader learns that there are five festivals that "celebrate Turkey Vultures." Pair this book with Jonathan London's excellent book, Condor's Egg (Chronicle Books, 1994).
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