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"A Poet's Bird Garden by Laura Nyman Montenegro

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$18 USD
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Item Description


Natalie’s pet bird, Chirpie, escapes from her cage and flies outside. There’s only one thing to do: call the poets! Priyanka, Vincent, Lily, Pendleton, and Marion arrive, and come up with a plan to lure Chirpie down from the tree where she’s perched. They’ll make a poet’s bird garden, full of everything birds like most. Once the wonderful garden is complete, Natalie and the poets can’t imagine why Chirpie won’t come down to enjoy it – until Claude, the cat, reveals himself. Bad cat!
In lilting verse, Laura Nyman Montenegro tells a delightful story about thinking creatively and working together. Her warm, expressive illustrations bring the poet’s bird garden – “too lovely for words” – to life.

This lovely hardcover book is autographed by the author.

Item Special Note


Children are natural artists and storytellers who respond to the picture book world with gusto and insight.

Montenegro’s picture books, A Bird About to Sing, Sweet Tooth, and One Stuck Drawer, all published by Houghton Mifflin Company, have won Parent’s Choice Awards and A Bird About to Sing was featured on Reading Rainbow.

Her newest book, A Poet’s Bird Garden, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux has been described as ‘Beautiful to look at and to contemplate the serenity within.’ (Kirkus Reviews)

Laura is an art educator, with a BA in Fine Arts and Anthropology and an MA and certification in Art Education. She is a puppeteer and movement artist, co-founder and ensemble member of Theatre Zarko in Evanston, IL.  She teaches classes for adults in the art of making picture books.