Spit & Sticks

Spit & Sticks

A Chimney Full of Swifts

Book - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
Succinct and factual text follows chimney swifts as they arrive on a Texas farm, build their nest, lay eggs, ready for fledglings to take flight, and eventually prepare to migrate back to South America. In a parallel, wordless story, a mom, dad, and young girl on the farm watch the chimney swifts throughout the summer and fall, even as they build a new crib and ready for the new baby they're expecting. As they enjoy their baby's first months, they also celebrate the fledglings' first flight and bid the birds good-bye until next year.

Nicole Gsell's soft illustrations follow the tales of both families—bird and human—from each unique perspective.

A beautiful addition to bird lovers' collections, as well as classrooms and libraries.

Baker & Taylor
Follows a family of chimney swifts as they make a nest, lay eggs, hatch them, and watch as the baby birds grow and learn to fly.

Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781580895880
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, color ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Gsell, Nicole
Alternative Title: Chimney Swift story


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