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My Happy Year by E.Bluebird by Paul Meisel

My Happy Year by E.Bluebird

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My Happy Year by E.Bluebird by Paul Meisel
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Mar 24, 2020 | ISBN 9780823446780

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“Again relying on his own backyard observations as well as credited experts, Meisel offers a follow-up to his much-admired My Awesome Summer, by P. Mantis (2017). This description of a bluebird’s life is straightforward in its content but versatile in its presentation. . . For fledgling readers, another appreciation of the natural world.”Kirkus Reviews

“Like its companion book, My Awesome Summer, by P. Mantis (2017), this volume is called A Nature Diary. In dated entries, a bluebird records her experiences during her first year. . . . Created with acrylic ink and digitally enhanced, Meisel’s handsome artwork shows a strong sense of color and form in depicting the natural world. The larger scenes are particularly striking. In the text, a simply written narrative traces the bluebird’s growth from chick to mother bird, while illustrated notes offer additional facts. A clearly presented, informative introduction to a bird’s life cycle.”—Booklist

“An Eastern Bluebird narrates a chipper account of her first year, from blind and helpless hatchling to fearful fledgling to full-grown adult . . . with a brief, friendly journal-style text accompanied by equally uncluttered and appealing digitally enhanced paintings in sumptuous colors. Both text and art provide a close-up look at the bird’s growth, behaviors (including seasonal migration), diet, threats, and habitat. The illustrated front and back endpapers are filled with more detailed information about the species, a migration/habitat map, a glossary, information on how to build a bluebird house, and suggested websites.”  The Horn Book

“an enjoyable option for emerging readers who prefer reading more factual literature.”School Library Journal

“The dynamic illustrations, rendered in digitally enhanced acrylics, imagine the simple tale in rich colors: a field of orange pumpkins precedes a gray sky full of migrating bluebirds, which segues into scenes featuring the tropical greenery (and predators!) of E. Bluebird’s winter home. A fact-filled introduction and a concluding glossary and resource list offer plenty of detailed information for ornithologically inclined readers.”—Publishers Weekly

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