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Little Bird Lost Paperback – Large Print, 1 Oct 2013
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"For me, Little Bird Lost exemplifies exactly what a picture book should be for the 3-5 year age group. The rhymes by Kate Larkinson are simple, sweet, and just a little repetitive to help children get to know the rhythm of the storytelling. Steve Larkinson's excellent clear shots of the goings-on in the nest bring the reality of nature to children in this book, which I find highly original. Overall, Little Bird Lost is a fun, fresh and functional bedtime story that will educate and entertain." -K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
"This is a delightful story, simple yet succinct, and told in rhyme by Kate Larkinson. It is also quite refreshing to see accompanying photographs rather than illustrations, which really makes the story seem plausible and real to life. The simplicity of the story is endearing and will appeal to early readers, but would also be delightful for a parent to read to a child and enable the parent to expand on further discussion such as the importance of family and supporting one another." -Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite
"Kate Larkinson's rhymed verse works perfectly with Steve's live-action photographs. There's more than entertainment and fabulous photographs, however, as Kate also introduces numbers and counting, as well as directions into the story. Little Bird Lost: A Rhyming Picture Story is most highly recommended." -Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
About the Author
Kate Larkinson is a life-long librarian and newbie grandmother who was inspired to become an award-winning children's author by a young family of swallows that her photographer husband Steve encountered on the way to buy some bread. To find out more or to contact Kate go to www.littlebirdlost.co.uk
Top Customer Reviews
Sometimes a few good snapshots turn into something much more and here we have a wonderful picture book for young children and preschoolers. The author's husband discovered a nest with swallows above a bakery in France and luckily had his camera ready to take utterly endearing photos.
Their story is told in simple and very suitable rhymes, which young children will love and there's exciting activity for the kids as well.
The Little Bird Lost website offers free learning resources, where children can count from 1 - 10 or train simple addition and subtraction, all with the help of the cute baby birds shown in the pictures of this book.
The story itself, offers a good starting point for discussions about sibling rivalry, bullying or sharing in general, as we see how three young siblings push the fourth into the back of the nest where it can't reach the food the parents are providing, but luckily they have none of it and make sure all their young are fed equally.
Little Bird Lost is a very suitable bedtime read and a book children will love and no matter if you are young or old, it just brings a smile to your face.
I read the story together with my preschoolers and it inspired lots of questions about birds and how they bring up their young ones and finally let to an outing with fun bird spotting activities.
A delight for young (and old) nature lovers and an excellent concept for early counting. Highly recommended.
What a great idea to have fun with a young child while looking for the lost birdie! The simple bouncing words beautifully complement the darling pictures, which were taken by a talented photographer in his spare moments. It’s true that nature creates the best stories. My compliments to writer Kate Larkinson, who beautifully transformed a great scene into words, and her husband, Steve, who caught a fascinating story on camera, appealing for any age. This sort of photography is a great way to teach children about nature and behavior. Children will easily relate to the birdies, which tried to outsmart their mommy and daddy. Little did they know that their parents were once children too.
This darling book is a fantastic choice for preschoolers and parents who like to read to toddlers or teach their children to read. The story is short and easy to follow. It is happy and lively. I read it a few times just for the pure joy of it. A great teaching tool to introduce children to the wonder of nature and reading! I cannot wait to read this darling book to my grandson when he turns three years old. A sweet children’s book for the little ones in your life! Thank you for the smile! Well done, Kate and Steve!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"A delightful story in rhyme., Great photos of real live birds and their chicks."Published 5 months ago by DaisyChain
The photographs of this book match the text perfectly as readers follow the story of a baby bird hidden in the nest behind its rivalling siblings. Read morePublished on 21 Aug. 2014 by Kristen Mott
I've just read this beautiful little book, and been amazed by its incredible photographs. The rhyming couplets that tell the warm story of four bird chicks in a nest are ideal for... Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2014 by Kinsman Bookworm Gang
I loved this simple story about a mother and father bird taking care of their four babies. It shows the cooperation between the two parents as they make sure none of their children... Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2014 by AMH
I really enjoyed this creative story based on actual photographs of a family of birds. The rhyming text tells a lovely tale about siblings and the love of both mothers and fathers. Read morePublished on 6 May 2014 by Stephanie Ward
Such a sweet little book to share with your children. The photographs are lovely of the birds waiting to be fed.Published on 15 Nov. 2013 by DL Walker
Very simple story to read with 5 years old child. Easy to understand. Real bird photos give more interest to children to read this book. My daughter loves this book.Published on 8 Sept. 2013 by Haslinawati Besar Sa'aid