Bird, Butterfly, Eel

Prosek, James.  Bird, Butterfly, Eel. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.  2009.  Ages 5 to 10.

bird-butterfly-eel1James Prosek introduces children to migration with rich watercolor illustrations in Bird, Butterfly, Eel.  Starting from the same New England farm, Prosek interweaves the stories of these three migratory species as they make their way to Argentina, Mexico and the Sargasso Sea.  The simple language is complemented by Prosek’s realistic paintings that allow even the youngest listeners to follow the action.  A two page spread at the end of the book clarifies the facts of the journeys and answers the many questions that Bird, Butterfly, Eel will prompt.  The CRC copy of Bird, Butterfly, Eel is with the new CSCL books in the hallway shelf of the Children’s Book Center at call number JUV P9664b.

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