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April Pulley Sayre
April Pulley Sayre loves the sounds of animals and the sounds of words. She is an award-winning author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean.... show more



April Pulley Sayre loves the sounds of animals and the sounds of words. She is an award-winning author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. Her picture book VULTURE VIEW, illustrated by Steve Jenkins, received the Theodor "Seuss" Geisel Honor from the American Library Association. STARS BENEATH YOUR BED: the Surprising Story of Dust, received the AAAS/SB&F/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books and was named an ALA Notable. ONE IS SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB was an ALA Notable and received Britain's highest literacy award. THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN marked her third win of the John Burroughs Award. Sayre and her husband Jeff have followed lemurs in Madagascar, pursued army ants in Panama, and eaten piranha in the Peruvian Amazon. Mostly, though, they garden for wildlife and munch blueberries at their home in the Midwest.

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MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it 4 years ago
2/11/14 ** Eat Like a Bear traces the food-hunting journey of a brown bear through the seasons. The book text perfectly captures the rhythm of the seasons and the bear's quest for food. Sayre's language is poetic without feeling forced. The phrase "paw and claw and pull" recurs with slight variati...
AmySea
AmySea rated it 4 years ago
Really well done rhythmic book that introduces kids to all kinds of birds. It doesn't say much about the various winged creatures, but it sure makes you appreciate the wide variety of birdlife in our world. The illustrations compliment the rhyme, and add an element of silly fun to the book. When ...
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 5 years ago
Preschool propaganda ;-) As a read-aloud, the chant in the text is just a way to mark the time while looking at the well-composed photos of heirloom vegetables carefully arranged. I was taken in by plenty of the photos, but not so much by the text. What could Sayre have done to provide a narrative s...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 5 years ago
A fun, fruity companion to Rah, Rah Radishes! illustrated with delicious color photographs.
mrsbond
mrsbond rated it 6 years ago
Hmm. Borrowed a copy from the local public library, very clear that this book had never been read before. Disappointing, because this is a beautiful book about vultures. The story of what vultures like to eat is told through simple, melodic text and cut-paper collage.
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