A girl and her grandfather go bird watching in the park with the goal of finding a robin redbreast. Luckily, when it comes to birds, her Grandpa knows just what to look and listen for--from shapes of beaks to squawks and squeaks. But while the robin proves to be elusive, other birds are discovered in trees, in bushes, on lamp posts, power lines, and rooftops--which the reader discovers by lifting the gatefolds. Finally, when spotting a nest with blue eggs, a mama robin swoops in to cap off the day and delight the tenacious birdwatchers. The book ends with a dramatic foldout showing all of the birds described previously.
About the Author
Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.
Noah Woods is an award-winning editorial and commercial illustrator. A Society of Illustrators Gold and Silver Medalist, Noah's impressive client roster includes UNICEF, Barnes & Noble, Yahoo!, "Time," and many other notable magazines. "Tom Cat" is his first children's book. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.
"From the Hardcover edition."