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The song of spring / text and illustrations, Hendrik Jonas.

Jonas, Hendrik, 1966- (author,, illustrator.). Kelly, Paul (Translator), (translator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch E JONAS H (Text) 33126022729952 Easy Available -
Erlanger Branch E JONAS H (Text) 33126022729937 Easy Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch E JONAS H (Text) 33126022729960 JGeneral Holiday Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9783791373799
  • ISBN: 379137379X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Prestel, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"It's spring and everywhere birds are calling out to each other. But one bird has forgotten which sound to make. He tries "Woof," and meets a dog, who encourages him to try "Oink," with the expected result. Moo, Hee-Haw, Baa, Meow--each successive call adds another animal friend to the page. Will the young bird find another bird friend?" --
Language Note:
In English, translated from the German.
Subject: Birds > Fiction.
Animal sounds > Fiction.
Domestic animals > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2019 April

    PreS-K—With the advent of spring, each bird has a song to attract a special friend, but one little bird has forgotten his own song and instead summons various farm animals with barks, oinks, and moos. The growing group of animals put their heads together to help the little bird remember his song until at last a "pretty girl bird" who is also in search of a friend appears to much celebration. Jonas's illustrations are deeply textured with elements of collage and recycled paper, while the animal characters are whimsical and expressive. The humor builds as increasingly unlikely animals, from a cow to a goat to a donkey, gather in the little bird's tree. The colors are muted, and the illustrations use expansive white space so that the animal sounds set in a stylized font seem to hang in the air with each invocation until the little bird realizes that his mishaps have allowed him to make not one but many new friends. VERDICT An engaging seasonal read-aloud for young children and early elementary students.—Kelly Topita, Anne Arundel County Public Library, MD

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