"An enchanting portrayal of one girl's delight in a creature and the many ways they can engage and inspire." --ALA Booklist
Ivy spends her day with the birds--sipping nectar and splashing in the pond in this joyfully written celebration of birds and imaginative play from an award-winning author-and-illustrator team. Ivy Bird is a celebration of the natural world and the joy found in imaginative play. Perfect for reading aloud, this book will delight children with its search-and-find elements, bright illustrations, and exuberant story. A nonfiction element, two pages bursting with colorful bird illustrations, encourages readers to seek out birds in their own neighborhoods. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable-based inks.
PreS-Gr 1--Red-haired Ivy devotes her day to mimicking the dozens of birds she encounters in person, through books, and in her imagination. She paddles with ducks, fluffs feathers like a flamingo, and copies trills, chirps, peeps, chatters, cackles, tweets, and squawks. After a "bird bath," she nests in her cozy bed, beneath a wall of her avian drawings. The Australian author includes a short description of a dozen birds at the end, affably depicted in Racklyeft's bright watercolor and collage textures. VERDICT There's plenty of positive energy in this colorful, imaginative work.--Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VACopyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
A Best Children's Book of the Year (2020) —Children's Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education
"Ivy Bird is the fifth collaboration between two highly-talented creators." —Kids' Book Review
"This simply written celebration of the natural world may prompt kids to "trill and chirp" as well." —Kirkus Reviews
"An enchanting portrayal of one girl's delight in a creature and the many ways they can engage and inspire." —ALA Booklist
"There's plenty of positive energy in this colorful, imaginative work." —School Library Journal