Friday, April 20, 2012

MelodySoup YUMMY! Award! - April 2012 BIRDS by Kevin Henkes

Drum roll please...........

The April 2012 YUMMY Award!  goes to........

"Birds" by written by Kevin Henkes and Illustrated by Laura Dronsek

What a delight it is to read this with children!  There are so many songs about birds and if you sing any of them, then THIS is a book that you should include in your collection.  For me, this book comes out after my students have played songs like "Bluebird" or "Here Comes a Pretty Bird" or "Fly Away Little Birdie"..... 

The BEST part of this book is the simplicity of the text when combined with the bold illustrations.  This is one of those books that my students ask for again and enjoy every time.  It's THAT good! 

I first heard of this book while taking a class on literacy development in children taught by the Richards Institute of Education and Research.  For more information about their course offerings, please feel free to visit ETM

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