Ten Birds by Cybele Young
  

Synopsis

Ten Birds by Cybele Young

This is 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. More than a counting book, Ten Birds is a witty story that highlights ingenuity, common sense and the inadequacies of labels.

Reviews

Incorporating elements of a fable with a style vaguely reminiscent of David Macaulay or Arthur Geisert, this quietly dazzling selection is a subtle celebration of individuality and creativity. Appealing, unique and not to be missed.--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

About the Author

Cybele Young is an internationally renowned artist, represented by galleries in New York, London, Vancouver and Calgary. Her art practice and family life have also inspired the creation of several children's books. She was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Illustration in 2000, and has written and illustrated two titles (Ten Birds, Kids Can Press, and A Few Blocks, Groundwood Books).Cybele Young is an internationally renowned artist, represented by galleries in New York, London, Vancouver and Calgary. Her art practice and family life have also inspired the creation of several children's books. She was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Illustration in 2000, and has written and illustrated two titles (Ten Birds, Kids Can Press, and A Few Blocks, Groundwood Books).

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Cybele Young
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Publisher

Kids Can Press

Publication date

1st March 2015

ISBN

9781554535682


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