Project Description

Bird Show

Coming Spring 2021

Bird Show

by Susan Stockdale

Award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale welcomes you to the Bird Show, showcasing nature’s most dazzling colors, diverse patterns, and fashionable feathered features! For budding birders and nature enthusiasts.

You’re invited to the Bird Show! Award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale welcomes readers to a beautiful fashion show starring some of the world’s most spectacular birds.

Birds may be one color or many. Their feathers may be simple and solid or speckled, striped, or spotted. They may “wear” a jacket, a scarf, an apron, a headdress. But just like people, each one contributes to our beautiful world, made more vibrant by their diversity.

Amateur ornithologists of all ages will marvel at the gorgeous birds in this colorful picture book that brings these creatures, both familiar and exotic, to life with remarkable portraits and energetic, rhyming text. An afterword provides more information about each species and offers an entertaining pattern matching game.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-128-7
Publication Date: 3/1/2021
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English

F&P: N, Gr 3, Genre I
Lexile: AD520L
Themes: Birds, Clothing, Colors, Patterns, Animal Behavior, Rhyme
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 3: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology


“With a brief text and clearly delineated, vibrant artwork that shows up well from a distance, this book is a natural for reading aloud during preschool or primary-grade bird units.” —Booklist

“The clever comparisons suggest a new way to see and remember these species….smoothly written couplets… A posh performance to read aloud or alone.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children’s picture books, including Stripes of All Types,Bring On the Birds, Fabulous Fishes, and Carry Me. Her books celebrate nature with exuberance and charm and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice, and the National Science Teachers Association. Stockdale lives in Maryland and speaks frequently at schools and conferences. You can visit her website here.