Crow Made a Friend

illus. by Margaret Peot. 24p. Holiday House. 2015. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9780823432974; pap. $6.95. ISBN 9780823434206. LC 2014024929.
PreS-Gr 1—Rainbow-hued Crow is lonely. He makes a friend out of sticks and leaves, but the wind blows it away. When winter comes, Crow tries again with snow. Sweetly, Crow tries to shade his friend from the sun with a fallen leaf, but the sun melts it. Finally, Crow hears another bird cawing and makes a real friend with another lovely rainbow-hued crow. They make a nest. When spring arrives, Crow and his friend make a family. Colorful Crow and the elements of nature, rendered in watercolors, stand out against a white background, making the artwork noteworthy. With so few actual words, the illustrations help tell the story.
VERDICT Another excellent addition to a series that combines a picture book format with easy reader controlled vocabulary.

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