- I saw the name Kevin Henkes.
- The book came home with us.
Growing up, I knew Chrysanthemum, Julius, and Lily (who made my Mom laugh out loud).
Birds just had to be good… and it is.
Birds (illustrated by Laura Dronzek, Henkes’ wife,) is narrated by a young girl who tells the reader things that she knows about birds– birds come in many sizes, they come in several colors, and they can sing. She is also not afraid to tell you, dear readers, things that she wonders about the birds. Birds encourages your little one (and you!) to use your imaginations and see things a little differently. Check out these two lines from the book:
“If birds made marks with their tail feathers when they flew, think of what the sky would look like.”
You’re imagining it, right?
“If there are lots of birds in one tree and they all fly away at the same time, it looks like
the tree yelled, “SURPRISE!”
It DOES look like that!
Birds would make a perfect addition to your imaginative tot’s bookshelf.
Kevin Henkes/Illus. Laura Dronzek