Today is the birth anniversary of the famed naturalist and bird illustrator John James Audubon. It is in his honor and because it is still Poetry Month that I chose today's book.
I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman and illustrated by Ken Nutt is a wonderful book of bird poems. I have always liked the idea of books being written to be read aloud by two people (or more). I think by making these poems interactive they become more accessible to children. This book is a great companion book to Mr Fleischman's Newbery winning title A Joyful Noise:Poems for Two Voices. I think Mr Nutt's illustrations are a perfect complement to these simple bird poems.