Henry the Impatient Heron Review

Henry the Impatient Heron
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REVIEWED BY: Wayne S. Walker, reviewer with Stories for Children Magazine

Have you ever been driving by a wetlands area and seen a heron standing in the water on one foot? Why do they do that? Henry is a young Great Blue Heron who has a problem: he just can't stand still! He tries, but it seems that his legs always twitch and his neck always itches, and he ends up having to scratch himself. When the time comes for Henry to fly away, he tries to catch a fish to eat. He goes after a salamander for a tasty treat, and spies a plump little frog, but he is too impatient and loses them all. Finally, he comes across the Great Blue Heron who is the King of Camouflage. Will he be able to help Henry learn how to stay still and capture some food?
It seems that most children really enjoy learning about nature, especially different kinds of animals. Who would believe that the activities of a Great Blue Heron would be so interesting? In Henry the Impatient Heron, Donna Love gives youngsters an eminently readable story, accompanied by Christina Wald's lifelike and eye-catching illustrations that will acquaint children with all kinds of information about herons. Following the actual text, there are four pages of "For Creative Minds" exercises, including "Great Blue Heron Facts," an explanation of "How Did Henry Hunt?", and a heron life cycle matching activity. Parents and teachers can expand the learning possibilities even farther by accessing information about "Related Websites" and "Teaching Activities" at Sylvan Dell Publishing's website. I found this book to be absolutely fascinating.

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