Wild Birds

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Everywhere --
even in streets and backyards --
there are wild birds.

Swirling through the air,
speckling the treetops,
tiptoeing through the grass,
wild birds are near,
watching you watch them.

During the bright warm days,
they sometimes stay
and share a place with you.

And in winter,
if you care for them,
wild birds may flutter even nearer --
till you feel like a wild one, too.

Wild Birds invites you to look and listen and to enjoy these lively flyers who share this ever-changing world with you.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This book, written in a poetic four-line stanza format, contains numerous hyphenated adjectives and a great deal of description. While it's too nonspecific to be considered informative nonfiction, it ... Read full review


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Ryder (Mouse Tail Moon, 2002, etc.) follows a fledgling birder as she watches and cares for birds in the wild. Ambience rather than identification is her goal, so she endeavors to catch a little bit ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Joanne Ryder studied journalism at Marquette University. For several years she was an editor of children's books in New York, before she quit to write full-time. Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her Just for a Day series invites children into the world of wild animals, ranging from a sea otter to Tyrannosaurus rex. Ryder's book, The Snail┐s Spell, won a New York Academy of Sciences Book Award. She has been named three times in the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by a joint committee of the Children┐s Book Council and the National Science Teachers Association.

Susan Estelle Kwas often torn between watching the vivid red cardinals outside her art studio and illustrating such books as The Story of Valentine's Day, the Learning Block Books series, A Rumpus of Rhymes: A Book of Noisy Poems, and this one.

Ms. Kwas lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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