Basil's Birds

By Lynn Rowe Reed; Lynn Rowe Reed (Illustrator)
(Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761456278, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

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Description
Uh-oh Some birds start building a nest on Perch Elementary's flagpole. Then above the school's doorway and even in the eaves spout Finally, they find the perfect spot the bald head of Basil Berkmeister, the school's custodian Should Basil get rid of his new hairdo. . . or adopt them as if they re his own children? The birds do come to think of him as their father . . . and even give him a surprise on Father's Day. Silly mixed-media illustrations complement this one-of-a-kind story.



About the Author
Lynn Rowe Reed and her golden retriever spent a year hanging out on a dog beach in Florida looking for sharks and octopuses. After failing to see either, they returned to Indiana, where there are no oceans but lots of corn and basketball. Lynn is the author-illustrator of ten picture books, including Pedro, His Perro, and the Alphabet Sombrero, which was selected for a Best in Children's Book Illustration show at the Museum of American Illustration. She has also illustrated numerous picture books, such as Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver, and has done work for the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.

Lynn Rowe Reed and her golden retriever spent a year hanging out on a dog beach in Florida looking for sharks and octopuses. After failing to see either, they returned to Indiana, where there are no oceans but lots of corn and basketball. Lynn is the author-illustrator of ten picture books, including Pedro, His Perro, and the Alphabet Sombrero, which was selected for a Best in Children's Book Illustration show at the Museum of American Illustration. She has also illustrated numerous picture books, such as Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver, and has done work for the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.
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