Early Bird by Toni Yuly


Early Bird by Toni Yuly

Early Bird wakes up before the sun. She is hungry. What will she have for breakfast?With language that emphasizes action words, this is a fun story for morning, nighttime, any time.


It's unusual for a book this straightforward to accomplish several things, but this succeeds. Yuly offers a story that has action and tension, while at the same time--with the help of parents and teachers--extends the way kids think about words. A simple exercise would be to ask them other things Early Bird might do, thereby emphasizing verbs and prepositions. A fun way to learn. Booklist, starred review This Early Bird does indeed get the worm, and what she does (and doesn't) do with it creates some fun moments of suspense and humor in the final pages. Publishers Weekly With its snappy text, vivid pictures, and lively protagonist, this title would make for a fun read-aloud during story hour. School Library Journal My favorite book of the month for ages 1 3: Toni Yuly's Early Bird uses bright saturated colors to illustrate her whimsical tale. v it out. Nancy Perl

About the Author

Toni Yuly has been an early bird all her life, and loves to start the day in the studio listening to other early birds sing outside her window. She was born in Seattle and now lives in Bremerton, Washington, in a small house by the water. She studied painting at the University of Washington, where she worked with the great American painter Jacob Lawrence. In addition to making art, Toni works in the King County library system. Early Bird is her first book for children.

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32 pages


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Publication date

18th February 2015



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