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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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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 |
Black and white illustrations are precise in showing how there are many methods to solve a problem in this fun counting books. Each bird represents how it is normal to go about life in one's own way and further illustrates counting for children. Would be a good book for k-5 regardless on the counting aspect.
  astares | Apr 18, 2014 |
This beautifully written/illustrated book by Cybele Young was a treat to read. The amazing drawings and fun story on how the ten little birds found their ways across the river was an amazing read. The pictures were so vivid you almost think they are popping off the page. You could really feel the texture of each picture and the amazing detail each had. Young did a great job using fun objects and random artifacts to construct each different number. I loved the names that were chosen for the birds. They were all so positive and inspiring for young kids. Though somewhat advanced names you could easily explain the connection to the names and the reason they were given the way they were. I loved how there were ten completely different ideas and concepts to cross the river, and each was very well thought through. This sort of counting book would be a great choice to ask students before each new number what way they think would be best for the next bird to get across. Fun little side challenge to allow them to express their imagination. The final bird figured he might as well just cross the bridge and make life a lot easier! Very good concept book.
  Phil9 | Mar 16, 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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