Publication Date: March 2009
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Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Birds are magic. Birds are everywhere. If you listen very carefully you will hear them, no matter where you live. And if you look very closely you will see them, no matter where you are. And if you can't go outside right this minute, you can always read this book!
Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all agesamong them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
“The words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Words and pictures perform a perfectly choreographed dance here.”
-Horn Book (starred review)
“The child voice in this charming story is just right and will resonate with the very youngest children.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“Birds trust[s] the intelligence and imagination of young children, and that’s what makes this a perfect book.”
-New York Times Book Review