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Ten Birds by Cybele Young

Ten Birds (edition 2011)

by Cybele Young, Cybele Young (Illustrator)

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Title:Ten Birds
Authors:Cybele Young
Other authors:Cybele Young (Illustrator)
Info:Kids Can Press, Ltd. (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:birds, counting, problem solving, concept book

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Ten Birds by Cybele Young



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I appreciated how the author created a fable that has different themes and levels ranging from the literal theme of counting and crossing the river to the deeper theme of considering others and the irrelevancy of labeling them. ( )
  AngelaKastrava | Apr 26, 2017 |
This is a counting book. Ten birds are trying to figure out a way across the river and are counted down as each one finds a different way of getting across the river. For example bird number five catapulted himself to the other side.
This book has beautiful illustrations. The art element of Line is creatively portrayed in Young's illustrations. For example, in one drawing the sky is drawn in tight squiggles and in another it is fading zig zagging lines that imply the rays of the sun. ( )
  JuliaTrinchero | Mar 9, 2017 |
The narrative tells the story of ten birds who all have to figure a way to get across a river. The first birds to do it bear labels that are variations of genius/smart; but the one who does it the most logically or simply is just normal. An interesting story about how doing things the obvious way is sometimes the best way; being creative is great, but there's nothing wrong with just doing things right.
  TammyBB | Jul 30, 2016 |
Beautiful illustrations; nice engineering designs.
  gretchensanders | Mar 12, 2016 |
This is the story of ten birds who want to cross a bridge. With a load of different tools and useful resources around them, each bird comes up with a unique way to get across the bridge, one by one. The black and white contrast images are engaging and unique.
  npetzold | Dec 9, 2015 |
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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.
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Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. Will the simplest solution be the best?

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