Thursday, April 24, 2014

Book Review: A Rainbow of Birds

Category: Academic Wings
Author: Janet Halfmann www.janethalfmann.com
Artist: Jack Foster jacktoon.blogspot.com
Print ISBN: 9781616334628; 1616334622
eBook ISBN: 9781616334635; 1616334630

Birds have their legends just like people do, and baby birds love to hear the stories. Papa Cardinal, whose job it is to pass down bird ways to his chicks, tells them the story of how birds gave the world the rainbow. It’s a tale of fun and squabbles and magic!

Our Thoughts: We have had the honor of reading janet Halfmann's work before and seeing the vivid illustrations of artist Jack Foster. However, to see these two amazing creatives working together is something all together. Foster not only helps bring the words of Halfmann to life, but also helps draw the reader deeper into the world around us and Halfmann shows us the wonders of our world and science.

Kids not only get to learn a fun bird legend shared by Papa Bird, but they also get to learn the different colors of the rainbow and types of birds. At the back of the book parents and educators will find a few more leaning opportunities.

This is a fun book to read on a raining day or just to pass the time.

About the Author:
Janet Halfmann (http://www.janethalfmann.com) is an award-winning children's author who strives to make her books come alive for young readers and listeners. Many of her picture books are about animals and nature. She also writes picture book biographies about little-known people of achievement.

Recent titles by Janet include A Rainbow of Birds; Eggs 1, 2,3: Who Will the Babies Be?; Home in the Cave; Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish; Good Night, Little Sea Otter; and Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story. Janet has written thirty-five fiction and nonfiction books for children.

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