Little Bird Lost: A Rhyming Picture Story (英語) ペーパーバック – 2013/10
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***** Winner of the 2015 Literary Classics Gold Book Award ***** ***** Winner of the 2016 Readers' Favorite Silver Book Award ***** One of the baby birds seems to be missing. His greedy siblings have pushed him out of view! A tale of sibling rivalry and their parents love for ALL their offspring. The series of real-life photographs accompanied by the simple rhyming tale provide a rare opportunity of a 'birds-eye' view into the nest. The reading content is aimed at 3-5 year-olds, but the photographs and the story that they tell will fascinate all age groups. The length and content make it a perfect bedtime story, a great start for beginner readers and a superb study of the natural world that demonstrates how care and compassion persists amongst even the tiniest of creatures. Steve spotted this family of swallows in the eaves of a small bakery in south-west France and this delightful story unfolded as he photographed them. Kate added the words in rhyming couplets and created the book. This book was inspired by the birds themselves and by a chapter in Spontaneous Evolution by Bruce Lipton about Darwin's theory of the survival of the fittest. Available in paperback and kindle books. The Lexile measure is 380.
Kate Larkinson is a life-long librarian and newbie grandmother who was inspired to become an award-winning children's author by a young family of swallows that her photographer husband Steve encountered on the way to buy some bread. To find out more or to contact Kate go to www.littlebirdlost.co.uk
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Cute little rhymes in this one plus the pictures are excellent.
I must admit that last year I had a robin nest under the eaves of my log cabin. I only counted three babies for 6 or 7 days. When they were getting ready to fly and becoming quite vocal, Mama robin went into the nest. What she did next absolutely amazed me! She took her "foot" and held it down on the most vocal baby bird. And, then another baby robin appeared! I still laugh about that incident as I really think Mama robin had heard enough from that one baby! This anecdote is larger than my review but it shows in nature that birds really do become lost in the nest..
Taken from the book's description -
"One of the baby birds seems to be missing. His greedy siblings have pushed him out of view! A tale of sibling rivalry and their parents love for ALL their offspring."
Momma bird only counts three babies! Where's number four?
Dad comes in to figure out the mystery! And then there are more!
Why I liked this book - I like the pictures in this book! They are very cute and I admit I can't resist a baby bird!
I like the simpleness of this story! There are very few words on the pages, but the book is meant for very young kids so that is perfect. I think kids will love to look at the baby birds' faces, and the antics of the bird family in the real-life photos. On the book's website it says that Mr. Larkinson found this nest of "swallows in the eaves of a small bakery in south-west France" and he photographed them . Ms. Larkinson added the rhyme to the story. I think this book is great for kids just learning to read and/or to get young kids into loving nature. :)
*NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This story is a picture story like all of the books I review, but to be honest it is different! Usually the books have their words and then there is the illustrations. This photographer took the time to photograph a photo for each page. Each page has dialogue that goes in rhyme, but not necessarily ending on that page; basically page turners! The text is extremely easy to understand and although it is not a "young readers" book. It has short and simple sentence structure. I think a young reader would have no problem getting through it. I will let my son be the judge of that for reading time tomorrow!
Back to these wonderful photos! I can't imagine the amount of time it took for the photographer to sit by this nest and gently snap these photos without scaring them and making them fit into the story. It is amazing how the text and these actual photos go hand in hand. I can't praise this photographer enough. I urge all of you to go to Amazon and pull it up. It's such a cute story about a bird family that will sure to bring smiles and sweet dreams to your little ones!
Illustrated colorful children's rhyming book about a little bird that gets lost.
Starts out counting the three baby birds in the nest but we learn there should be four.
Mother and Father come to feed the birds and they think they are hiding one bird...
Everyone is looking for the little lost bird, where could he be?
I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.