Ivy Bird

Blue Dot. Apr. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781733121217.
PreS-Gr 1–Red-haired Ivy devotes her day to mimicking the dozens of birds she encounters in person, through books, and in her imagination. She paddles with ducks, fluffs feathers like a flamingo, and copies trills, chirps, peeps, chatters, cackles, tweets, and squawks. After a “bird bath,” she nests in her cozy bed, beneath a wall of her avian drawings. The Australian author includes a short description of a dozen birds at the end, affably depicted in Racklyeft’s bright watercolor and collage textures.
VERDICT There’s plenty of positive energy in this colorful, imaginative work.

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