With humor and charm, a bluebird narrates her first year of life - adventures, joys, and scary times too.
"May 1. Today is my birthday." So begins the wondrous first year of E. Bluebird. Readers are treated to the intimate details of her life such as "May 8. Eating all these bugs makes me poop. My mom takes my poop sack out of the nest. Good thing." And "May 12. My brothers and sisters are getting ready to leave the nest. I like it here. It's safe." On May 18: "Where's my family? I'm getting hungry. Okay. This is it I jump! I flap! I'm flying!" She eventually migrates south, and when she returns north, she finds a mate and has a family of her own. What a happy year!
The art is both beautiful and kid-friendly and has been vetted for accuracy by two experts. A companion book, My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis, is an American Association for Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Finalist. In a rave review, The New York Times called it "[a] celebration of nature's strangeness and wild wonders."
ABOUT THE NATURE DIARY SERIES
The life cycle of an animal told in diary form
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis: CCBC Best-of-the-Year List, AAAS /Subaru Finalist, Leaping Lizards Top 10 Read-alouds, SCIENCE Best Books for Curious Kids, Virginia Readers' Choices
My Happy Year by E. Bluebird: A Junior Library Guild Selection
My Stinky Summer by S. Bug: The latest exciting release in 2020
About the Author
Paul Meisel, who holds a master's degree in graphic design from Yale University, has illustrated many books for children, some of which he also wrote. See Me Run is a 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book and See Me Dig is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book.