Since it is spring (almost) I am sticking to a birds theme this week. A book we love is Birds by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek. The illustrations are very simple and uncomplicated putting the focus on the birds. Her use of bright colors make the illustrations very fun. The text captures the relationship of a young girl with the birds from the viewpoint of her window. The reader sees birds as she does: small, big, red, and yellow. My favorite part of the books are the pages about birds on the telephone wire - they sit and sit and then as soon as she turns away - they are gone. Isn't that how it usually goes?
Check out Birds from your local library and get ready for spring!