Children’s author and illustrator Philip C. Stead counts a Caldecott Medal among his many literary accomplishments. A Home for Bird is a touching tale of friendship and determination. Out one day, Vernon the toad happens upon a tiny blue bird who is oddly silent. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends and tours him around to many of his favorite places, but Bird still won’t talk. Thinking that Bird is quiet because he is homesick, Vernon takes his new friend on an exciting journey to find him a home.
A young boy and his dog decide they have had enough of winter, so they resolve to plant a garden. Join them as they savor the anticpation of new growth.
Amos McGee is a zookeeper who always makes time for his animal friends. One day, when his sniffles and sneezes prevent him from going to the zoo, he receives some unexpected guests. This is a gently humorous tale of friendship and dedication.
It is autumn and Fletcher is worried because his favorite tree is losing its leaves. He wants to help but when the last leaf falls, he feels he has let down a friend… until winter arrives and his tree is transformed.
In spring, Red sings from treetops: cheer-cheer-cheer, each note dropping like a cherry into my ear. Sleepy Yellow sticks to summer. Yet ocean Blue stays cool and alive. Green fades in fall, turns to dust, and no longer keeps Brown at bay. In winter, Pink blossoms on chilled cheeks. And Black echoes through the still of winter’s night. But spring comes again, and Red returns - flitting and fluttering, bright as a Cardinal bird
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind.
In this endearing tale of friendship, animals are helped by Bear to get ready for winter. But will they be awake long enough for him to tell his story?
©2012 Roaring Brook (P)2013 Weston Woods
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