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About The Book
The yard is quiet.
The creek is quietly gurgling.
Then...tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat! A red-capped woodpecker starts his rap for the day. Next comes nine soft coos from the mourning doves, followed by the chipping of a flurry of sparrows. And on go the birdsongs throughout the day.
Celebrate neighborhood birds in this poetic picture book, and count their sounds backward from ten to one, until all is quiet in the yard again.
About The Illustrator
Steven Jenkins (1952–2021) was the illustrator of many celebrated children’s books including Can an Aardvark Bark? and Fourteen Monkeys by Melissa Stewart; Hello, Baby! by Mem Fox; Mama Built a Little Nest and Mama Dug a Little Den by Jennifer Ward; and the 2003 Caldecott Honor recipient, What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?, which he created with his wife, Robin Page. Learn more about his life and work at SteveJenkinsBooks.com.
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (January 9, 2007)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689877773
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 3 - 7
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Awards and Honors
- Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Birdsongs Hardcover 9780689877773(2.4 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Betsy Franco Photograph by Rochael Soper(2.7 MB)
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