A Home for Bird

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Macmillan, Jun 5, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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While out foraging for interesting things, Vernon the toad finds a new friend - a small blue bird who is curiously silent. Vernon shows Bird the river and the forest and some of his other favorite things, but Bird says nothing. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends, Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird still says nothing.

"Bird is shy," says Vernon, "but also a very good listener."

Vernon worries that Bird is silent because he misses his home, so the two set off on a journey to help find a home for Bird.

This is a tender tale of a thoughtful friend who is determined to help his quiet companion, by the author of A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

A Home for Bird is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012


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User Review  - TeresaCruz - LibraryThing

What a wonderful book! The story showed the true meaning of friendship and doing things for the sake of another's happiness. The illustrations were great too because they looked almost like child-like coloring and drawing, which will attract children. Read full review

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User Review  - AliciaFine - LibraryThing

This is a story of a frog who finds a bird and becomes friends with it. Frog gets worried when it doesn't talk and decides to help it find its home. I enjoy the pictures because it is like a kid did it and shows a different way of doing pictures. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which was illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. His most recent picture book, Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, was the recipient of starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. Philip lives with his wife in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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