Cuckoo is beautiful. Trouble is, she's lazy. She never does her share of work—that is, until a field fire threatens the season's seed crop and Cuckoo is the only one who can save it. But will she risk harming her lovely feathers by flying through the thick smoke and flames?
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.13(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 3 Years|
About the Author
Lois Ehlert has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including Eating the Alphabet, Feathers for Lunch, and Market Day. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
great book for bilingual children!!!
Summary:This book is the story of a beautiful bird named Cuckoo. All of the other birds envy her beauty and singing voice. Cuckoo drives the other birds crazy with her laziness. She never does her share of the work until a field fire threatens the season's crop and Cuckoo is the only bird who can save it. Personal Reaction:I enjoyed this book and the outstanding illustrations. I believe young students would also enjoy the kooky pictures along with the story. Classroom Extension Ideas:1. I would use this book for a Spanish lesson in my class. I would read the book to the classroom then translate some of the prominent English words into Spanish on the board. 2. After reading this book to my class we would have a classroom fiesta. During our fiesta we would have a lesson over Mexican culture.
I bought this for a friend's daughter who's being raised bilingual. At 2 years old, she's already enjoying the book and making the sounds of the animals. I think it will be even more enjoyable as she gets a little older and can appreciate the lesson.