The birdwatchers / Simon James.

By: James, Simon, 1961-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002Edition: 1st U.S. edDescription: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cmISBN: 0763616761 (alk. paper); 9780763616762 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Bird watching -- Juvenile fiction | Birds -- Juvenile fiction | Grandfathers -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.J1544 | Bi 2002Summary: Intrigued by her granddad's stories of what happens when he goes birdwatching, Jess decides to accompany him one day.
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Intrigued by her granddad's stories of what happens when he goes birdwatching, Jess decides to accompany him one day.

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PreS-Gr 3-Jess's grandfather is fond of telling fantastic stories about his adventures while birdwatching. The girl takes his declaration that "Birds are amazing" with a grain of salt and decides to find out for herself if this is true. When she accompanies him into the field one day, she is clearly underwhelmed, at first unable to see anything on her own. They then make their way to a bird blind overlooking a pond, and Jess is bedazzled by the array of warblers, ducks, and waders that greet them. They make "lots of notes and loads of drawings." Not only does the child catch the birdwatching bug, but she also picks up Granddad's penchant for spinning tales. This engaging text laced with subtle humor strikes just the right chord. No one can fully grasp the thrill of observing nature in the wild without experiencing it firsthand, ideally with a knowledgeable and amiable mentor at one's side. The whimsical elements keep the story's tone light and joyous and the lively and expressive watercolor cartoons have the verve and charm of James Stevenson's best work. An enchanting tribute to small, simple pleasures.-Luann Toth, School Library Journal (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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