New York Times bestselling children's author, Jane Yolen, and her son Adam Stemple have teamed up to write a gentle tale of a father introducing his daughter to the joys of bird watching using the "Crow, not Crow" method for distinguishing birds. Elizabeth Dulemba's delightfully warm illustrations bring the story to life.
|Publisher:||WunderMill Publishing Group, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Jane Yolen has authored more than 365 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages, You Nest Here With Me, a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs...?. Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world. Her husband, David Stemple, was both a well known bird recordist and a professor of computer science who taught his entire family how to identify birds. Many of Jane's books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. Jane lives in Hatfield, MA.
Adam Stemple is an award-winning writer of novels, short stories, graphic novels, and children's books. He is also an avid birdwatcher and the inventor of the Crow Not Crow method of teaching beginning birders.
Elizabeth Dulemba has always loved birds. As a kid, she used to run across back yards, flapping her arms, trying to fly. (She swore she did.) She later became a hang-glider pilot and flew off the top off Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. When not chasing birds, Elizabeth loves to draw, write, and teach. She has over two dozen titles to her credit, including her debut, award-winning novel, A Bird on Water Street - more birds. In the summers, she teaches in the MFA in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating program at Hollins University in Virginia. She spends the rest of her time in Scotland where she achieved an MFA in Illustration at the University of Edinburgh and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Glasgow. Learn more and sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.dulemba.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a really sweet and endearing take on an activity that many probably have not truly considered. I mean, we've all seen birds, but I know I haven't given an extreme look at them except for in 9th grade Biology class. The book teaches kids (and adults!) the "Crow, not Crow" method - where you look at birds and only decide whether they are a crow or not a crow, noting the differences between the mystery bird and a crow. Yolen and Stemple create a story of a young girl going out with her dad to learn how to watch birds, showing the loving bond between the two as the girl learns a family hobby. Dulemba fills the book with beautiful full-page spreads, showing us all the wonder in the nature that is found, clearly showing the warmth and love that the father and the daughter share. I loved that the birds are depicted accurately, with information and photos in the back of the book. There are also QR codes that you can use to find the bird calls and more information. This book is truly a masterpiece and I think families will love to read this book and look for birds together. *Please note I received a free review copy of this book