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The Resource Ruby's birds, by Mya Thompson; illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Ruby's birds, by Mya Thompson; illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Label
Ruby's birds
Title
Ruby's birds
Statement of responsibility
by Mya Thompson; illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Title variation
Rubys birds
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sometimes, an ordinary walk can become something ... magical! Tag along with Ruby as she discovers that even big cities have a wild side."--Back cover
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Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 When Ruby stays in Grandma's apartment one day, a neighbor, Eva, takes her for a walk in Central Park, where they sing made-up songs. In the woods, Eva stops. Still and silent, she looks through binoculars. When Ruby begins to sing loudly, a startled bird flies away. Eva explains that seeing a golden-winged warbler was special for her. It was the only one she'd seen since leaving home, Costa Rica. Though they wait, the bird doesn't return. The next Sunday, Ruby leads her family through those woods. She suddenly stops, listens, and smiles when she spots a warbler. And like Eva, she shares this joyful moment with her companions. The concise story is told from Ruby’s point of view. Nicely varied and well-structured, the colorful digital illustrations sometimes show the scenes from a bird's-eye perspective. The back matter introduces 14 birds often seen in cities and offers ""Ruby's tips for taking a nature walk."" Published by the noted Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this picture book ties in well with classroom discussions on birds, bird-watching, and migration. -- Carolyn Phelan (Reviewed 2/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 11, p78)
  • PreS-Gr 2—This enlightening introduction to birding captures the wonder and excitement of nature. Ruby, a young black child, loves to sing, make music, and generally add noise and excitement to her world. Ruby has never gone bird-watching until the day that Eva, her neighbor, takes her on a walk to Central Park. Ruby thinks they're just there to play, but actually they are on a bird-watching mission, for Eva is hoping to catch sight of a special bird from her homeland. With Eva's help and some practice, Ruby learns how to move carefully, pay attention, and wait patiently in order to see the birds that are present all around her. Published by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this is a perfect resource for anyone hoping to spark curiosity about the avian world. Bright, clear illustrations feature 14 birds that readers can discover hidden throughout the pages, and the dust jacket transforms into a wall poster. Back matter discusses how readers can find birds at home and in their city, includes links to online resources, and offers tips from Ruby for taking a nature walk. VERDICT Chock-full of information, this title is an excellent read-aloud or read-alone addition to any library.—Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library --Laken Hottle (Reviewed 04/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 3, p63)
  • A young girl learns how to bird-watch from her neighbor, then teaches her family. Ruby, a black girl with afro puffs and a missing front tooth, likes to spice things up when it's "too quiet" at home. When her neighbor, Eva, hears Ruby making noise, she invites Ruby to the park—Central Park. When they get to the woods there, Eva is quiet, looking up, using binoculars, frozen—but smiling. Ruby starts singing again, and a frustrated Eva sits her down to tell her about the golden-winged warbler she was looking at, a bird she'd only seen back home in Costa Rica. They try to find him again, staying quiet and paying attention. On Sunday, Ruby begs her family to go to Central Park during their regular family time. She leads them into the woods and shows them how to watch, quiet and still. Her efforts are rewarded when she sees a warbler. Dávila's illustrations, done with the abundant green and brown of nature and splashes of colorful clothing against ample white space, depict caring relationships and communities. With a bird on each spread and a key in the back, it serves as a Where's Waldo-type introduction to birding guides, one readers can return to again and again. A bird poster and an endnote addressed to children round out the package. A good story, perfect for bird lovers and likely to entice the uninitiated. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2019)
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10761138
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Mya
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dávila, Claudia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban animals
  • Golden-winged warbler
  • Bird watching
  • Birds
  • Nature stories
  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ruby's birds, by Mya Thompson; illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes sections "About this story", "About birds at home", "Find birds in your city", and "Find these birds in this book and your city" and "Ruby's tips for talking a nature walk"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1055264164
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781943645336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264164
Label
Ruby's birds, by Mya Thompson; illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes sections "About this story", "About birds at home", "Find birds in your city", and "Find these birds in this book and your city" and "Ruby's tips for talking a nature walk"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1055264164
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781943645336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264164

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