Flock

Flock

Written by: Cassidy, Sara
Illustrated by: Valério, Geraldo
ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1

In this fantastical story, a flock of feathery friends show up for a feast!

Lunch turns into bird food when a little girl starts feeding birds at the bus stop. First, a pigeon she names Serious comes pecking, and then Fancy and Sleepy gather to gobble up the offerings. But what happens when more and more birds want to join in on the feast? And what are all these fantastical birds doing in the city, anyway?

This delightfully outlandish story by Sara Cassidy, beautifully illustrated by Geraldo Valério, creator of My Book of Birds and Busy, Busy Birds, explores a child’s wonder, a parent’s preoccupation and an ordinary afternoon that escalates into a surreal adventure.


Key Text Features

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Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

In this fantastical story, a flock of feathery friends show up for a feast!

Lunch turns into bird food when a little girl starts feeding birds at the bus stop. First, a pigeon she names Serious comes pecking, and then Fancy and Sleepy gather to gobble up the offerings. But what happens when more and more birds want to join in on the feast? And what are all these fantastical birds doing in the city, anyway?

This delightfully outlandish story by Sara Cassidy, beautifully illustrated by Geraldo Valério, creator of My Book of Birds and Busy, Busy Birds, explores a child’s wonder, a parent’s preoccupation and an ordinary afternoon that escalates into a surreal adventure.


Key Text Features

illustrations


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Apr 1, 2022
Specifications 32 pages | 8.5 in x 11 in
Written By

SARA CASSIDY is a journalist, editor and the author of fourteen children’s books. Her books have been selected for the Junior Library Guild and as finalists for the Chocolate Lily Award, the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize, the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Diamond Willow Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Silver Birch Express Award. She has won a National Magazine Award (Gold). Sara lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Illustrated by

GERALDO VALÉRIO was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His many highly acclaimed books include My Book of Butterflies (two starred reviews); At the Pond (Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award honour book, two starred reviews); Blue Rider (two starred reviews) and Turn On the Night (three starred reviews). His work has been published in Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Audience ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1
Key Text Features

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Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7