Calvin Can't Fly The Story of a Bookworm Birdie by Jennifer Berne
  

Calvin Can't Fly The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

Written by Jennifer Berne
Illustrated by Keith Bendis

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Synopsis

Calvin Can't Fly The Story of a Bookworm Birdie by Jennifer Berne

This title is suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years old. Calvin is one unusual starling! While his siblings and cousins learn to fly, this rare bird lets his imagination soar while reading about pirates, dinosaurs and other fascinating things. The other birds call him geeky beaky, but Calvin just ruffles his feathers and buries his beak in a book. Yet, when it comes time to migrate, poor Calvin suddenly realises he can't fly! His sisters, brothers and cousins carry him into the air. On their way south, the winds blow hard, the trees bend and the air starts to smell strange. It's a hurricane and only Calvin can save the day, because he has read about it! Witty illustrations, an endearing hero and a delightful story make this a true celebration of the pleasures of reading.

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The irresistible story of a proud bookworm will put smiles on the faces of readers of all ages. Calvin is a young starling with a huge family. While his brothers, sisters and 67,432 cousins are off discovering nature and learning to fly, Calvin is content to keep his beak in a good book--books will take him places his wings never could, after all. When the season changes and it is time to migrate, Calvin realizes he was too busy learning...to learn how to fly! His loving family find a way to bring him along, but they run into treacherous weather along their journey. Luckily, Calvin has read just what to do and saves his entire flock. The illustrations are wildly original and full of funny details (check out the highly technical flight classes and the cows

. With their stick legs, flat heads and fluffy hair(s), the starlings are endearingly comical. Between its heartwarming (but never treacly) story and quirky illustrations, this tale should be a staple among book-loving fami

About the Author

Jennifer Berne has been a long-time contributor to Nick Jr. Magazine and a writer for both print and TV. Keith Bendis's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Fortune and Time. Keith was the illustrator for William Safire's On Language column in The New York Times Magazine.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Jennifer Berne
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Publisher

Sterling Juvenile

Publication date

7th February 2012

ISBN

9781402797286


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