Seagulls Soar

Boyds Mills. Apr. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781684371976.
PreS-Gr 1–In this engaging and informative work, readers learn about the diversity of seagulls. Habitats vary from ocean shores to the desert. In fact, the seagull isn’t just one type of bird, but rather a term to describe many species of birds. The colorful artwork conveys the mood perfectly. “Seagulls paddle, seagulls float. They skim a wake. They board a boat.” The illustration shows one seagull on a big wave, which appears to be moving, behind a large boat. More than a dozen seagulls soar near the boat. This title can be used in storytime for preschoolers or in the classroom with older students.
VERDICT Sayre and Bogdanska collaborate to magically create a story with lyrical text, stellar illustrations, and thought-provoking back matter. Readers will never look at seagulls the same way again.

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