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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492762822
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492762829
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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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

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A very engaging story with a 'bounce' to it, making it a pleasure to read aloud. Beautiful photographs too, taken by the authors.
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The book turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.
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.
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Grab cookies, a glass of milk, and this adorable book, Little Bird Lost! Snuggle up with your child under a cozy blanket and start counting baby birds. One little bird, two little birds, three little birds… But why do the three little birds have sneaky faces? What are they hiding from mom and dad? Before I knew it, I was off on an exciting adventure, looking for the fourth baby bird.

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!
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Little Bird Lost by Steve and Kate Larkinson is the story of four little birds (baby swallows), discovered by Steve in the eaves of a bakery in south-west France. One of the little birds seems to have disappeared. Is he safe? Has he fallen out the nest? Can he be rescued? Do his parents know where he is? This delightful story in photographs (by Steve) and rhyming couplets (by Kate) will absolutely enchant readers aged 3-5, but actually, adults will also just love this little tale from the world of nature. What I especially enjoyed about this book is the beautiful photographs. I love children’s illustrations but the unique angle of actual images really struck me. Not only are they absolutely first-class and clear, but it is the perfect way to teach young readers about the real world of birds. Children are generally interested in animals and wildlife, and parents and relatives could use this delightful book as a springboard to other books involving wildlife. This is a great book for bedtime reading, and I would also encourage children’s libraries to include a copy. Children will enjoy the images as well as the captivating story. What a lovely start to getting your child interested in reading! As an added bonus, there is a charming little cartoon book video on YouTube to really round off an enchanting reading experience.
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I first discovered this book a couple of years ago. I’ve taught Early Years and I do feel this story has something special. It’s created around a series of 18 colour photographs that show a family of baby birds and what happens when mum and dad realise one of their four is missing. The pictures tell a delightful and sweet story as Dad encourages the reluctant youngster to come forward and have his share of the food. The words match the pictures perfectly and have a lovely humour and gentleness. There is a good message about parental love and security along with the educational element about birds protecting and nurturing their young. The story is told in rhyme which young children will love and the pictures will enable lots of discussions about nature and birds too. The inclusion of a few learning resources at the end of the story is a great idea - number games, and activities that help young children understand the concept of “up”, “down” etc. A clever, unique and special book for young children.
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