Academic journal article Language Arts

Every Day Birds

Academic journal article Language Arts

Every Day Birds

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Every Day Birds Written by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Illustrated by Dylan Metrano Orchard, 2016, unpaged, ISBN 978-0-545-69980-8

Birds are ubiquitous. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country, birds are all around you. Part poem, part identification book, and all celebration, Every Day Birds offers young readers an opportunity to learn more about birds, from the most common-such as the robin, the finch, the pigeon, and the sparrow-to the harder-to-spot bluebird, hummingbird, and eagle. Each line of VanDerwater's poem sets the pacing for the text. After an introduction comprised of couplets on a two-page spread, each page has a single line from the poem focusing on a single bird. The simple lines reveal important information about how to identify a bird by its behavior, colors, or habitat. …

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