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Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre
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Vulture View

by April Pulley Sayre

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Beautifully illustrated non-fiction describing life and habits of the turkey vulture in rhyming verse. Accurate information in simply worded language for beginning readers. Steve Jenkins' cut-paper collage provides realistic representations of animals and landscapes.
  tina_w | Jul 8, 2016 |
Wow, Natures clean up crew in such a beautiful collage of pictures and bright colors with poetic rhyming text. This will peek any childs intrest and even though it may be a disgusting thought of rotten meat eating birds, the description of the birds glide up to tilt soar scan to find the food that vultures eat doesn't sound that bad. children will be inspired by Illustrations and can create their own collages, and scenic picture inspired by the book. ( )
  Malynda2 | Mar 12, 2016 |
Good book, great information source. Good illustrations, repitition. ( )
  daphnejohnson | Jul 7, 2015 |
Turkey vultures are in the air, searching for their next meal, what will it be?
  ashleykalar | Oct 8, 2014 |
Sayre's text reads almost like free verse poetry - it's not usually in couplets and it doesn't scan but there are rhymes and internal rhythms that make it a pleasure to read. The simple text would work as an easy reader for those moving up from the very easiest titles, but I don't think I would have even thought about that if it hadn't received a Geisel honor. There's information about vulture life packed into the narrative although some of it must be inferred. A longer note for independent readers is included at the back with more detailed and direct information on vulture habits. Steve Jenkins cut-paper collage illustrations are a treat as always - the textures he manages to get are just amazing. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805075577, Hardcover)

Turkey vultures soar on the balmy air, looking for their next stinky feast. These birds don’t hunt—they like their food to be already dead, and their eating habits serve a very important ecological role. Vultures are part of nature’s clean-up crew.

In her signature poetic, energetic style, acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre introduces young readers to the world of the turkey vulture. The gorgeous illustrations by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Steve Jenkins capture these birds in all their surprising majesty.
 
Vulture View is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"Turkey vultures soar on the balmy air, looking for their next stinky feast. These birds don't hunt--they like their food to be already dead. Vultures are part of nature's cleanup crew"--Inside front dust jacket.

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