- Paperback: 28 pages
- Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks; Reprint edition (Mar. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689833199
- ISBN-13: 978-0689833199
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1 x 28.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,034,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Mountain That Loved a Bird (Aladdin Picture Books) Paperback – Mar 2000
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The book has longer prose than the usual picture books for this age range (more like the picture books published in the 1950s and 1960s). The illustrations are by Eric Carle, interesting and appealing collage format that he is famous for.
This is a tender and touching tale! It is not just a plain picture book prose, it truly is "storytelling".
This story not only clarifies the necessity to of the need for love but it brings it forth with such astounding boldness. The mountain in its isolation literally almost gives up in the midst of its quest for companionship.
This book is not only a book for children -- it is can also be a literary piece for adults. In the quest for the mountain's security; the bird leaves behind generation upon generation of offspring to provide the mountain with a sense of love and security for many, many, many years to come.
Beautiful -- is a mere word that describes an element of something that is precious, astounding, and good. I cannot find the perfect word for this book. It seems to me that beautiful is hardly enough.
More than that, though, it's beautifully illustrated, and the repetition within the story seems like a comforting device for many children.
The book is more advanced and younger children may have a hard time reading it. But if ever you get the chance to read it to your children, I highly reccommend you do so. Alice McLerran is a fantastic storyteller, who makes the characters come to life.