Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Emily the Chickadee (stars in three books) by Carol Zelaya

Any child, or person for that matter, that loves birds these three Emily Chickadee books are sure to capture their attention. They are done in rhyming meter. Carol has taken her experience with a chickadee and turned it into three short stories your children are sure to love. I have read these books more than once since receiving them. The illustrations are beautiful too; if the rhyme doesn't hold their attention then the pictures will. The size of these hardback books are cute and little just the right size for little hands. Actually, any aged nature lover would enjoy these books and love to display them on their coffee table. My teenage daughter, who isn't fond of poetry, read the books and loved them. Readers of Emily Chickadee books learn interesting things about the chickadee in a fun way. I loved the unique places where Emily decided to build a home (nest) for her family. These would be wonderful gifts to find under the Christmas tree.


As I look closer, what do I see?
In the nest there seems to be,
The little bird named Emily,
And a big surprise of one, two, three!
Yes, three little eggs for me to see.
You’ll soon be a mommy Chickadee!


Carol Zelaya is a former nurse, recently widowed, and mother of two grown children. She grew up in the Chicago area, where she eventually met and married her husband and where they raised a family. Having relocated to Oregon in 1996, Zelaya began her love affair with nature and its beautiful creatures. Inspired by her surroundings, she started taking pictures and writing. Writing poetry led to writing three children’s books, of course, in rhyme. Zelaya’s Emily the Chickadee books are the true story of the special bond between a tiny bird and a little girl and the true meaning of family.

Carol is now moving to the San Diego area to be near her children. You can visit her online at http://www.emilythechickadee.com/.


"While there are other authors known for their portrayals of nature and animals, they have not promoted the scientific observation techniques that are used and included in a chart at the end of this book." - Jane Herbst, NYSUT teacher

"A delightful story for any child that enjoys wildlife." - Catherine Allen, Amazon.com reviewer

"The story...is enjoyable and teaches at the same time." - Tara's View of the World

This book was provided for review by Virtual book tours.
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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for reviewing Carol's books. My youngest loves them and we read them almost every night.

Thanks for being a breat host, Abi.