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publisher: Kids Can Press

Ten Birds

illustrated by Cybèle Young

tagged: counting & numbers, birds
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list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
published: March 2011
ISBN:9781554535682
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

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. Cybèle Young's intricate chiaroscuro pen-and-ink drawings depict a rich alternative world that both children and adults will marvel over.

About the Author
Cybèle 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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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 11
Grade:
1 to 6
Awards
  • Winner, Outstanding International Book, USBBY
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Winner, Best Children's Books of 2011, Kirkus Reviews

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