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An egret's day

Author: Jane Yolen; Jason Stemple
Publisher: Honesdale, Penn. : Wordsong, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Combines poetry and factual text about egrets, describing how these elegant birds walk, eat, and fly and how their plumes were once in demand for adorning clothing and hats.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Poetry
Children's poetry, American
poetry
Juvenile works
Children's poetry
Poésie
Juvenile poetry
Juvenile literature
Poésie pour la jeunesse
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Yolen; Jason Stemple
ISBN: 9781590786505 1590786505
OCLC Number: 586029211
Awards: Commended for National Outdoor Book Awards (Children's) 2010
Description: 30 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
Contents: Eight words about an egret --
Egret greets the sun: a haiku/The Great Egret's name --
Great Egret/Where do egrets walk? --
On the hunt/What do egrets eat? --
Egret in flight/How to fly egret-style --
Preening egret/What is preening? --
Plumes/The use and abuse of egret feathers --
Close-up/Head and beak --
Some feet/Distinguishing egret feet --
Reflection/Is it a male or a female? --
Measure me/How big are Great Egrets? --
Nesting: an egret limerick/What does an egret nest look like? --
The egret goes home to her roost/An egret's roost --
I saw a Great Egret today/Humans versus egrets.
Responsibility: poems by Jane Yolen ; photographs by Jason Stemple.

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Combines poetry and factual text about egrets, describing how these elegant birds walk, eat, and fly and how their plumes were once in demand for adorning clothing and hats.

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"The spare, well-crafted poems make excellent use of simile and metaphor. . . . The beautifully lit and composed photographs offer memorable images of the birds and their wetland habitat." Read more...

 
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