Circle is a children’s book written and illustrated by Jeannie Baker. It is 48 pages long, perfect length for young readers. This book is recommended for ages 5 to 8. It won’t be released until May 24th of this year, but you can pre-order Circle on Amazon!
Summary of Circle –
With entrancing collages and lyrical narration, the creator of the acclaimed Mirror follows the epic flight of an extraordinary bird.
Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest unbroken migration of any bird, flying from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic and back again. They follow invisible pathways — pathways that have been followed for thousands of years — while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination. In Circle, Jeannie Baker follows the godwit’s incredible flight, taking us over awe-inspiring scenes as the birds spread their wings above such beautiful landmarks as the Great Barrier Reef and China’s breathtaking cityscapes.
There’s thousands of bird species out there, so it’s not surprising if you have never heard of Godwits. However, these are the birds we are following in Circle. Godwits migrate when climate changes from Australia and New Zealand all the way to the Arctic and back.
This a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Even though there is a paper wrap around the hard cover, there’s still a wonderful cover underneath. Jeannie Baker actually made the journey following the Godwits, so you get a real input on their actual migration.
The Godwits are actually a bird that nest in the ground, even though they can fly. I think it’s wonderful to follow birds and learn where they came from. They’re amazing creatures who can see more of the world, than we ever will. If we could only have the ability to fly like they do, that would be a wonder to behold! I believe my daughter will enjoy this book when she’s a little bit older. Four may be a little young to understand birds migrating. Still it’s a wonderful journey to be a part of and Jeannie Baker captures it nicely.
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