"This collection of 22 fun poems and charming illustrations
about the lives of birds will send your child's imagination soaring."
(Newsweek March 5, 2007)

TODAY AT THE BLUEBIRD CAFÉ
a branchful of birds

Illustrated by Joan Rankin
Simon & Schuster/McElderry Books, 2007
Ages 4-10


A world of birds unfolds in twenty-two vivid poems that capture the unique personalities of birds from backyard blue jays to toucans and cockatoos. Come sweep through the sky with an eagle, compare table manners with a vulture, and mock a mockingbird - if you dare!

Awards
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best for 2007

Reviews
Kirkus, Starred Review
"A terrific introduction to poetry, with a smile attached."

School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Delightful."

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Lyrical."




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