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Ten Birds (edition 2011)

by Cybele Young, Cybele Young (Illustrator)

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

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Really creative counting book! I love all the complicated ways the birds try to get themselves across the bridge. It would be fun to read aloud to a class, as I think they would get such a kick out of these silly birds! I also love how they present the numbers, being made out of materials from their environment. What a fun way to learn numbers.
  InstantLaila | Dec 8, 2014 |
I love that this book is a counting book but it also has an awesome, humorous story line!! While the birds try to find a way to cross the bridge in complicated ways, there is one birds that simply walks across the bridge!! The drawings are also very beautiful and detailed.
  Enessa | Dec 7, 2014 |
Ten birds try to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. One by one the cross, each by way of their own creatively engineered contraption. When all have crossed, they fly away!
  joycecafe | Aug 13, 2014 |
WIth classic pen and ink drawings, this book is fun to read as well as look at, visually. The book teaches the importance of re-thinking the labels we give to others. "Needs Improvement" was the last bird left but came up with a simple and effective way to cross the river. The book helps enhance creativity and imagination. I would ask students what they would do to cross the river.
  JocelynPLang | Jun 9, 2014 |
This is a simplistic book about how ten birds get across a bridge. It counts backwards, starting at ten. The author creatively uses adjectives, adverbs and verbs to name the birds and describe how they make it across.
  MissMurray2014 | Jun 4, 2014 |
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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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