Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review of 'The Long, Long Journey' by Sandra Markle


Crackle! Crackle! Crunch! What's hatching from that egg? It's a young bar-tailed godwit. She will spend the summer in Alaska learning to fly, find her own food, and escape from scary predators. Her long, long journey begins in October when she flies to New Zealand. This 7,000-mile flight is the longest nonstop bird migration ever recorded. Follow along on her amazing voyage!

**My thoughts**

This book was intriguing from the start, because I had never before heard of the godwit. The book chronicles how the young bird grows up, predators she may face, and then her long journey from Alaska to New Zealand. They fly nonstop for over a week on that trip!

The end of the book provides a few more fun facts, as well as resources for further information about the birds. It's a great book for talking about migration in general, as well as opening up conversation about habitat, Alaska, and New Zealand! They even have a festival down there in honor of these birds!

The illustrations look like watercolors and are absolutely beautiful. I would love to add this book to my classroom library.

I received an eARC in exchange for my honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment