Cornell Lab Publishing (May, 2016)
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From Kirkus Reviews *Starred Review
"To inaugurate a new series created
for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Yolen, who has often celebrated the natural
world, provides a graceful poem reminiscent of the cumulative song The Green
Grass Grew All Around. Illustrator Marstall sets this in a fantastical
landscape with Seussian trees and surprising, pleasing tiny details, including
humans, animals, oversized insects, and, far away, sailboats on an ocean...A striking spread shows a cloud of feathers and the barely visible
chick, still in the egg...Carefully crafted rhyming couplets beg to be read aloud
again and again. An imaginative and original
depiction of one of life’s everyday miracles."
"A sweetly surreal mediation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild."
"Along with the thought-provoking art, the poem's
satisfying verses serve as a great jumping-off point for a nature walk
or a bird-watching adventure for even the youngest listeners."
-School Library Journal, Julie