HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Ten Birds by Cybele Young
Loading...

Ten Birds (edition 2011)

by Cybele Young, Cybele Young (Illustrator)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
7626158,327 (4.1)1
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

Work details

Ten Birds by Cybele Young

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 26 (next | show all)
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 |
A funny little counting story as well as a lesson about life...where brilliant isn't always better. Children will love the simplicity of this story with the funny illustrations of each bird devising a way to cross the bridge. A great book for encouraging creative thinking as well as common sense and self-confidence--all in that subtle way that children don't notice because they love the story so much.
  cameroneshaw | Aug 8, 2015 |
Beautiful drawings! This book is a fun way to get children engaged with numbers and counting.
  noah23 | Mar 14, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 26 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
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.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. Will the simplest solution be the best?

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.1)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 2
3.5 1
4 5
4.5
5 6

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 110,634,031 books! | Top bar: Always visible