Kate Larkinson, Author
Steve Larkinson, Photographer
CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013
Suitable for Ages: 3-5
Themes: Nature, Birds, Sibling Rivalry
Opening: “1..2..3 little birds but there should be more. Three baby birds in the nest but there should be four.”
Synopsis (Book 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 all their offspring.
Why I like this book: I loved Kate Larkinson’s simplicity and rhyming text for young children. This is a charming story about nature, a mother bird feeding her young ones and sibling rivalry. According to the book, Steve Larkinson “saw the nest in the eaves of a bakery in south-west France,” and decided to capture the life of a family of swallows through his beautiful photography. This is the perfect spring read for beginning readers. They will feel triumphant over mastering this beautiful book. Make sure you check out Kate and Steve Larkinson’s website.
Resources: Walk around your house and yard and look for nests of birds. You can watch the birds busily building nests right now. Bird watch and write down the variety of bird you see in your yard this spring.
There is a Goodreads Giveaway for a copy of this book at https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/83442-little-bird-lost-a-rhyming-picture-story that ends March 24.
There is also a LibraryThing Giveaway for the ebook edition at http://www.librarything.com/er_list.php?program=giveaway&sort=enddate which expires on March 28.