Cornell Lab Publishing
(May 2016)
ISBN: 9781943645022
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"To inaugurate a new series created for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Yolen, who has often celebrated the natural world, provides a graceful poem reminiscent of the cumulative song The Green Grass Grew All Around. Illustrator Marstall sets this in a fantastical landscape with Seussian trees and surprising, pleasing tiny details, including humans, animals, oversized insects, and, far away, sailboats on an ocean...A striking spread shows a cloud of feathers and the barely visible chick, still in the egg...Carefully crafted rhyming couplets beg to be read aloud again and again. An imaginative and original depiction of one of life’s everyday miracles."
Kirkus Reviews *Starred Review

"A sweetly surreal mediation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild."
Publishers Weekly

"Along with the thought-provoking art, the poem's satisfying verses serve as a great jumping-off point for a nature walk or a bird-watching adventure for even the youngest listeners."
School Library Journal