on the wing (Paperback)

By Douglas Florian

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152023669, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2000

List Price: 7.99*
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From the familiar roadrunner and common crow to the exotic quetzal and Andean cock-of-the-rock, this unusual aviary of twenty-one colorful creatures soars with feathery frivolity.

About the Author

DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed poetry picture books, including lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; and insectlopedia, a New York Times bestseller, ALA Notable Children's Book, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York City.

Praise For on the wing

"[A] festive collection of 21 whimsical rhymes and elegant watercolors celebrating familiar and exotic feathery flyers.—Parenting
"A fine encore to Florian's Beast Feast....A sturdy foundation from which to explore the playfulness of language."—Kirkus Reviews
"For anyone who admires birds or gentle, light-hearted verse."—San Diego Parent