I love Kevin Henkes. He writes such poignant books about issues that truly occur in childhood (Wemberley Worried, Chrysanthemum, Owen, Sheila Rae the Brave). I was surprised to see he’d written a book about birds.
Birds is beautifully illustrated. The text is simple, but creative.
Our favorite page read,
“If birds made marks with their tail feathers when they flew, think what the sky would look like.”
This inspired us to make our own illustrations for this using oil pastels on blue cardstock.
Bear has two birds. I love the bird with the zigzag wing streaks.
This fit in well with our bird studies.