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.

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


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User Review  - dorthys - LibraryThing

Vernon the toad finds a little blue bird while he is foraging in the forest. The little blue bird seems sad even though Vernon is nice to him by showing him the things he has found and even ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

When "bird" falls off the moving truck, Vernon the toad instantly becomes their friend. But Bird doesn't talk, ever, so Vernon decides he needs to find Bird's home so Bird will be happy and talk again ... 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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