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Bird Books for Children

Elementary school student Hannah Floyd reviews two new titles for children.

A review by Hannah Floyd


Song for Papa Crow

by Marit Menzin

Schiffer Publishing, 2012

32 pages, $16.99–hardcover


by Jamie Bastedo

Red Deer Press, 2013

245 pages, $12.95–softcover


In Marit Menzin's Song for Papa Crow (2012), a young crow "learns to appreciate his voice." The author of our review, Hannah Floyd, is doing the very same thing as she makes her debut here as the youngest writer yet to be published in the pages of Birding. I think you will agree that this second-grader's voice is already an appreciable one, and it comes through loud, clear, and unmistakable in both her writing-as-intellectual-pursuit and her writing-as-physical-activity. To preserve for our readers the powerful and disappearing unity of word and script, and to show how easy this reviewer has made her editor's task, we present Hannah's review in her own words, her own pictures, and her own hand.

– Rick Wright, Book Review Editor

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I can't imagine why anyone would want to, but you can click here to read the very lightly edited transcript of the review.


Recommended citation:

Floyd, H. 2013. Bird Books for Children [a review of Song for Papa Crow, by Marit Menzin, and Nighthawk!, by Jamie Bastedo]. Birding 45(3):68.

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