Crow Not Crow by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: This book focuses on bird watching with a daughter and father. I loved that this past-time is clearly something that the father and daughter get to do together. Bird watching was a new concept to my daughter and she enjoyed the daughter learning from her father…Crow? Not Crow.

How I Felt: Bird watching is not something that my family spends time doing, so I wasn’t sure how my daughter would react to the book. She was fully invested, though! The writing was engaging and had my daughter inspecting each bird on the page to see the differences described by the daughter and father. The illustrations were perfect, allowing for that long-look to be rewarded by seeing those differences.

To Read or Not To Read: This is a great book for any child! It is easy to understand and follow and even has a section in the back to show real images of the different birds as well as a little blurb about each one. This would be a great classroom book!

What’s This Book About Anyway?

A father and his daughter go out on their first bird watching adventure. She guesses at the types of birds saying “Crow?”. The Father will then respond with “Not Crow” and explain the differences in the birds. It is a great introduction to bird watching for a child. The child can be interactive during the reading by also looking for the differences!

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