This Art Is for the Birds

by Susan Bednarski (Author)

This Art Is for the Birds
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Can four determined pigeons get their friend's artwork into a museum? Never underestimate the power of persistence and pigeonuity.

Alex the Crow is an artist, and his pigeon friends think his work belongs in the museum. But how will they get it there? With persistence and pigeonuity, the four friends hatch a plan to help their friend achieve his dream. The New York art world will never be the same!

With gorgeous traditional watercolor illustrations, debut author-illustrator Susan Bednarski crafts a story celebrating the joy of art. The innocent enthusiasm of the characters adds charm as they creatively problem solve and believe that anything is possible. Readers can spot famous artworks and landmarks as the pigeons pursue their bird-brained schemes to share Alex's art with the world. This picture book is both a great story time read aloud and also a useful tool for teaching growth mindset in a classroom or library setting.

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Susan Bednarski
If you ask author-illustrator Susan Bednarski about some of her favorite things, NYC and museums top the list. And pigeons are the best. Birds. Ever! Just like those silly pigeons, she is happiest in little nooks of the city...with a sketchbook, a coffee, and some chocolate.
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Guided Reading Level
Kind World Publishing
Publication date
April 04, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV002040 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Birds
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV003000 - Juvenile Fiction | Art & Architecture
JUV039220 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Values & Virtues
Library of Congress categories

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