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To Bird or Not to Bird by S.J. Russell and Lucy Noland, illustrated by Kaity Lacy
To Bird or Not to Bird whisks you to the enchanting moment a high-flying bird and a hard-working worm become friends and explore what would happen if they couldn't just be themselves. Bird's super seed-spreading abilities and Worm's earth-moving powers show how everyone has a gift to share with our world.
Praise for To Bird or Not to Bird
"Illustrator [Kaity] Lacy’s watercolor animals are exquisitely detailed; Worm look not only real, but somehow thoughtful. The book is an ideal mix of easy storytelling followed by comprehensive yet accessible factual information—the perfect blend for beginner naturalists.
A great book for young nature lovers showcasing two unique ecological niches."
— KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW, A BOOK OF EXCEPTIONAL MERIT)
"Melodious words. Dazzling illustrations. The book's message lies in the importance of doing your part to make the world a better place. Truly, is there any better lesson to convey right now?
— Ellen Labrecque, New York Times Bestselling Author
“The To Be series brings home the importance of nature’s intricate orchestration through the invaluable work performed by two very different and unlikely new friends, Red-Winged Blackbird and Earthworm.”
— Bly Brown, MEd, Retired Children’s Librarian
8.5 x 8.5 | Hardcover | Smyth-sewn | 44 pages
Printed on tree-free bamboo paper stock with soy-based eco-friendly inks. Cover and spine are 100% recycled Eska®board.