Seven bitty baby birds are hungry, hungry, hungry—and they’re letting Mama know. “Feed us! Feed us!” the little ones chant, and Mama calms them as only a mother can—before she frantically flies away to gather more delectable worms. Readers can count with Mama Bird as she zooms back and forth across the pages, going from seven hungry babies to none…until one by one the babies wake up again…hungry!
Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including the Bulldozer books; Ben Franklin’s Almanac, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!,and Sibert Medal honorees The Honeybee, and The Giant Squid. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.
Eugene Yelchin is a Russian-born illustrator who started with the Leningrad Institute of Theater Arts. He began his career designing sets and costumes for the stage, he also co-founded a children’s theatre in Siberia. After he moved to Boston, he became an illustrator. Mr. Yelchin has received the Tomie DePaola Illustration Award . He lives in Topanga, California. His website is www.eugeneyelchin.com.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 19, 2011)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 2
Ages: 3 - 7
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