Ten Birds

Hardcover | March 1, 2011

byCybèle YoungIllustratorCybèle Young

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A clever counting book and fable unlike any other and winner of the 2011 Governor General's Award for Illustration.

Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. The bird they call ?Brilliant? devises a pair of stilts. The bird they call ?Highly Satisfactory? engineers a raft. One by one, nine resourceful birds make the crossing until a single bird is left behind - the one they call ?Needs Improvement.? This bird's solution proves surprising - and absurdly simple.

More than a counting book, Ten Birds is a witty story that highlights ingenuity, common sense and the inadequacies of labels. Cybèle Young's intricate chiaroscuro pen-and-ink drawings depict a rich alternative world that both children and adults will marvel over.

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A clever counting book and fable unlike any other and winner of the 2011 Governor General's Award for Illustration.Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. The bird they call ?Brilliant? devises a pair of stilts. The bird they call ?Highly Satisfactory? engineers a raft. One by one, nine resourceful...

Cybèle Young is an internationally renowned artist, represented by galleries in New York, London, Vancouver and Calgary. Her art practice and family life have also inspired the creation of several children's books. She was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Illustration in 2000, and has written and illustrated two titles (Ten...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 12 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554535689

ISBN - 13:9781554535682

Appropriate for ages: 6

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Incorporating elements of a fable with a style vaguely reminiscent of David Macaulay or Arthur Geisert, this quietly dazzling selection is a subtle celebration of individuality and creativity. Appealing, unique and not to be missed.-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review