Monday, July 28, 2014

Book Review: Stork's Landing by Tami Lehman-Wilzig, Illustrated by Anna Shuttlewood

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

The storks fly in the skies in Israel while they are making their way from Africa to Europe for the summer. They always land on the kibbutz so they can rest.  Maya’s abba (father) and other fish farmers need to cover the ponds with nets so they will not eat the fish. When a stork gets injured in a net, Maya’s abba tries to help the bird and Maya also suggests something that some people might not expect. A male stork tries to get the injured bird’s attention but she will not come to him and something new happens with him that the injured bird will be able to help with later.

The setting of the story was not mentioned any place in the book that I noticed, although there were clues it was in Israel. This should be an interesting story for children to learn about storks in Israel, and how to try to protect the food when they are there. The story makes a connection between storks and their babies as well. Maya was very interested in the birds and her and her abba were able to make some room for the injured bird, the male bird, and his babies in their lives. I believe the illustrations did a great job of showing a child’s fascination with birds in Israel

Created for ages: 3-8, grade: PK-2

My rating= 5 out of 5 stars


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free copy of this book from Kar-Ben Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Stork's Landing is available August 2014 :

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