On the Wing (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763653248, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 9, 2014
David Elliott's witty verse takes flight with gorgeous illustrations in an enchanting look at fifteen avian species for birders of all ages. Take to the sky to explore a glorious array of all things avian, from the tiny, restless hummingbird to the inscrutable horned owl to the majestic bald eagle. David Elliott and Becca Stadtlander bestow a sense of wonder onto such common birdfeeder visitors as the sparrow, the crow, and the cardinal and capture the exotic beauty of far-flung fowl like the Andean condor, the Australian pelican, and the Caribbean flamingo. Concise, clever verse from an award-winning author pairs with striking artwork from a debut illustrator to make this a true pleasure for anyone who loves birds.
About the Author
David Elliott is the award-winning author of many books for children, including several books of poetry for the very young, On the Farm, In the Wild, and In the Sea, all illustrated by Holly Meade. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire. Becca Stadtlander was raised in Kentucky and received her BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute of Art. This is her first picture book. She lives in Middletown, Rhode Island.