Sherry Ellis

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Sherry Ellis
Illustrator(s): Charu Jain
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN-10: 149704584
ISBN-13: 978-1497404588
Release Date: May 16, 2015
Category: Picture Book

Ten Zany Birds

Synopsis:

Ten zany birds have a party in a tree, singing and dancing. Five have stripes, four have spots, and one has purple polka dots. They're all having fun, but one by one, they become distracted.

One is frightened by a loud plane. One gets hungry. One wants to race, and another needs a bath. Only one stays to sing in the tree, but who will it be?

Both a fun counting story and an introduction to simple classifying, Sherry Ellis's Ten Zany Birds is an ideal read aloud book as well as an excellent choice for developing reading skills.

  

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Ten zany birds have a party in a tree, singing and dancing. Five have stripes, four have spots, and one has purple polka dots. They're all having fun, but one by one, they become distracted.

One is frightened by a loud plane. One gets hungry. One wants to race, and another needs a bath. Only one stays to sing in the tree, but who will it be?

Both a fun counting story and an introduction to simple classifying, Sherry Ellis's Ten Zany Birds is an ideal read aloud book as well as an excellent choice for developing reading skills.

  

Award-winning author, Sherry Ellis, is a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. She is the author of Ten Zany Birds, That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, and That Mama is a Grouch. Ellis lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, a zany cat, a zany dog, and a zany frog. You can learn more about Sherry on her website:  www.sherryellis.org

www.sherryellis.org


"Full of exceptional humor and rhyme, Ten Zany Birds is a wonderful story that offers children the chance to pay attention to detail, all while learning the mechanisms of counting and basic math in a fun, amusing way." - Apex Reviews   

    "Ten Zany Birds" is a lavishly colorful number songbook featuring imaginary birds of fantastic rainbow hues, beautifully portrayed in bright water color pages of illustrations. The song of the "Ten Zany Birds" is in a familiar limerick -like format: "Ten Zany birds/ singing in a tree, dance at a party, happy as can be. Five with stripes, Four with spots, One with purple polka dots. A big bumblebee wants to come and play, but zooms when a black bird chases it away." The carefree, happy-go-lucky zany birds are perfectly captured in the painstakingly silly illustrations. Each bug, web, leaf, twig, and berry is as carefully drawn and painted as the unlikely, goofy striped breast feathers of the ten zany birds. "Ten Zany Birds" is a perfect counting, and basic subtracting skills teacher for young readers, as well as underlining concepts of classification rules. Plus the whimsical songs, rhymes, pictures, and lyrics are just fun and so unforgettable. "Ten Zany Birds" is a one of a kind counting songbook that also feels familiar. It is destined to be read and loved by many happy children.  ~Midwest Book Review

Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards:  Children's Educational Category       

Prizes have been awarded and contest is closed . . . for now!   

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  1. Jeff (aka Sage) said on December 15, 2015 at 4:55 am:

    Sounds like a delightful book. Congratulations Sherry!

  2. Shady Del Knight said on December 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm:

    I am very proud of my dear friend Sherry Ellis for writing Ten Zany Birds, a book that seems destined to become a children’s classic!

  3. Virginia Wright said on December 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm:

    Such a cute book! With colorful illustrations. Happy Launch Party!

  4. Carol Riggs said on December 13, 2015 at 7:34 am:

    Happy launch day party page! This is looking great and colorful. Best wishes for a cute book. :)

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