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Who Is Shrieking So Early? By Ellen DeLange

Who Is Shrieking So Early? by Ellen DeLange

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A book about tolerance, patience, and understanding. And also about making friends!.

Who Is Shrieking So Early? Summary

Who Is Shrieking So Early? by Ellen DeLange

Persistence makes a difference in this understated charmer - Kirkus Reviews Early in the morning, just before Sam's alarm clock is about to go off, a strange sound enters the bedroom. SHRIEK! SHRIEK! What's that noise? This is not a good way to start the day! Sam is woken up by a loud bird, but he tries to sleep through it. What can Sam do to stop it? This bird is relentless! Will Sam find a new friend in this magpie and finally manage to sleep in? A cheerful picture book about understanding, tolerance and patience, and also chirping birds, from the author of A Warm Friendship and When I Look Up, for early birds ages 5 years and up.

Who Is Shrieking So Early? Reviews

Waking up early to a loud noise, Sam is quite indignant. The alarm clock reads 6:30, and the White boy wearing a hat with a pompom and his small brown dog sporting a scarf are both startled from sleep by SHRIEK SHRIEK (printed in a scratchy, faux handprinted display type). He spots a blue, white, and black bird in a tree. The bird plagues the boy each day. Sam shoots water from the hose at the bothersome bird, clangs the metal garbage can, and posts a picture of a predator owl. No parent appears, but a friendly man (also White) offers some advice from over the hedge: Have you tried to make friends with the bird?...Magpies can be very smart, you know. Sam gets an idea from his dog. Maybe he can teach the bird to let him sleep. He sets up a chalkboard with stick figure drawings and lectures the bird. Kids will want to interpret the drawings and point out the magpie watching carefully from a tree stump nearby; the dog, a squirrel, and other birds all pay close attention too. Finally Sam's hard work pays off. The smart magpie surprises Sam, as the bird learns some human words (as magpies can) and one morning cheerily substitutes WAKE UP WAKE UP-albeit still at sunrise. Pleasingly naive illustrations of a rural town accompany the smooth translation in this Dutch and Flemish import. Persistence makes a difference in this understated charmer. - Kirkus Reviews This is a cute story about a little boy befriending a bird he once found annoying. This would be an excellent book for a child to read with their family as a bed time book, allowing for conversations about big feelings, planning, and perseverance. I was especially impressed with the illustrations they were unique, beautiful, and added to the understanding of the story. Kids will love this read to them especially if the reader shrieks! Like the magpie. - Seattle Public Schools I loved this simple but engaging story. I also read it to a nephew and he had great fun imitating the bird in all the right places. More importantly there is a message of empathy and understanding. Highly recommended. - Saviour Pirotta I liked this sweet book as a story of tolerance and perseverance, but I can't help wonder, HOW did he DO it? This is a fun one. - Anoka-Hennepin Schools

About Ellen DeLange

Ellen DeLange has been fascinated by picture books ever since she was a child growing up in the Netherlands. In the attic of her home, she assembled a small library and shared her collection with friends and family. As an adult, she started traveling and expanded her library with picture books from all over the world. Ellen also enjoyed inventing her own stories and was encouraged by her daughter to write her first picture book, A Story with a Tale. Ellen has a doctorate in medical sciences and currently lives in Canada where she loves to walk in the woods with her Jack Russell terriers, drink lots of tea after a busy day, and sail on the ocean to clear her mind. Zafouko Yamamoto is a children's book illustrator from Greece and sometimes an architect.

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Who Is Shrieking So Early? by Ellen DeLange
Clavis Publishing
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