On the Wing

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byDouglas Florian

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From the familiar roadrunner and common crow to the exotic quetzal and Andean cock-of-the-rock, this unusual aviary of twenty-one colorful creatures soars with feathery frivolity.

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 Exploring both familiar and exotic birds, On the Wing: Bird Poems and Paintings combines whimsical rhymes with elegant watercolours to offer a festive and celebratory collection of feathery flocks. Winner of the Parenting Reading Magic Award and the National Parenting Publications Gold Award, this informative and entertaining volume i...

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From the familiar roadrunner and common crow to the exotic quetzal and Andean cock-of-the-rock, this unusual aviary of twenty-one colorful creatures soars with feathery frivolity.

DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed poetry picture books, including lizards, frogs, and polliwogs , a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year; mammalabilia , an ABA's Pick of the Lists; and insectlopedia , a New York Times bestseller, ALA Notable Children's Book, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives with his ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.75 × 9.75 × 0.26 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152023666

ISBN - 13:9780152023669

Appropriate for ages: 6

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 Exploring both familiar and exotic birds, On the Wing: Bird Poems and Paintings combines whimsical rhymes with elegant watercolours to offer a festive and celebratory collection of feathery flocks. Winner of the Parenting Reading Magic Award and the National Parenting Publications Gold Award, this informative and entertaining volume illuminates such birds as the emperor penguin, rhinoceros hornbill and whooping crane. Humourously describing these birds through the means of short rhyming poetry, Douglas Florian manages to convey scientific bird facts, coupled with amusing watercolour illustrations. Additional birds featured in this volume include the egret, roadrunner, quetzal, stork, crow and woodpecker.

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[A] festive collection of 21 whimsical rhymes and elegant watercolors celebrating familiar and exotic feathery flyers.-Parenting"A fine encore to Florian's Beast Feast? .A sturdy foundation from which to explore the playfulness of language."-Kirkus Reviews"For anyone who admires birds or gentle, light-hearted verse."-San Diego Parent "