Picture book review: A Home for Bird

Philip Stead, author & illustrator. (2012). A Home for Bird. New York, New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Can Vernon the frog help the silent Bird find its way home? Follow Vernon as he helps his lost friend.

A Home for Bird was published in April 2012, and is still in print. The book’s list price is $16.99 in the US, and $18.99 in Canada. Amazon has the price at $11.55 for brand new copies. The cover price of $16.99 to $18.99 is rather prohibitive for many books, especially children’s books. Amazon’s price is more reasonable, but then one would need to pay for shipping and wait for the book to arrive in the mail. The cheapest and easiest way to access the book is to go to the library. (Could I be biased in this regard?  Yes, likely.) Philip Stead won the 2011 Caldecott medal for A Sick Day for Amos McGee, as such his work is likely to be included in children’s library collections.

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