Feathers for lunch / Lois Ehlert.

By: Ehlert, LoisContributor(s): Ehlert, Lois [ill] | Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [pbl] | Tien Wah Press [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego ; New York ; London : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990Edition: 1st edDescription: [34] p. : col. ill. ; 32 cmISBN: 0152305505; 9780152305505; 0152305513 (oversize pbk.); 9780152305512 (oversize pbk.)Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile poetry | Cats -- Behavior -- Juvenile poetry | Birds -- Juvenile poetry | Onomatopoeia -- Juvenile poetry | Plants -- Juvenile poetryDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ8.3.E29 | Fe 1990Summary: An escaped housecat encounters twelve birds in the back yard but fails to catch any of them and has to eat feathers for lunch.
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"A selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club"--Dust jacket.

Includes an illustrated bird guide p. [31-34].

Factual information presented in a fictional rhyming narrative.

An escaped housecat encounters twelve birds in the back yard but fails to catch any of them and has to eat feathers for lunch.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- This unusual book is both a story and a beginning nature guide. A pet cat wants to vary his diet with wild birds, but each attempt gains him only feathers. Twelve different bird species are carefully illustrated with scientific accuracy and can be used to teach identification; the final four pages offer additional facts. On each page, the bird's typical call is printed and plants pictured are named. The rhyming story appears in large, bold typeface, but the rhythm is somewhat awkward and the word choices forced. Against the white background, cut-outs of painted paper create vivid shapes that are not realistic and yet manage to include all the field identification marks. Small children will appreciate the apparent simplicity of the pictures while older readers will be more aware of their subtleties. --Carolyn Caywood, Virginia Beach Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Lois Ehlert was born November 9, 1934, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Layton School of Art. She has also worked as an art teacher, freelance illustrator, and designer. Her work as an author and an illustrator has appeared in countless publications and has received numerous awards and honors.

In addition to creating books, Ehlert has produced toys, games, clothes for children, posters, brochures, catalogs, and banners. She has received the Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, for Color Zoo, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for Snowballs, the Booklist Editors' Choice for Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale/Un Cuento Folklórico Mexicano, the IRA Teachers' Choice and NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts for Feathers for Lunch, the American Library Association Notable Children's Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

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