Brian's Bird Book

by Helen Parramore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/12/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781449028862

About the Book

When my children were small we had a bird book to help learn the names of the birds  lived around our house. My son Brian was five when he sat down one day with a yellow pad and made his own bird book.   He couldn't write, so he brought it to me and told me exactly what to write on each page of his book. I  prized the book, and many years later I used his drawings as a guide for developing the illustrations in this book, and every word in this book is exactly what he told me to write in his original manuscript.To make the illustrations look like a child's work, I had to use my left hand to make the drawings and write the text.


About the Author

Helen Parramore has been writing and illustrating childrens' books since she was a child herself.  She had seven children and seven grandchildren and taught elementary grades in Florida for  ten years.  After earning her doctorate,  she taught art and humanities in  colleges and universities for twenty years before retiring to write and illustrate full time.  In addition to children's stories, she has written extensively for professional journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as a memoir, Skunk Stew, and a novel, Maiden Voyage. Maudie's Promise and The Frigments of Fern Valley, for children, were published in 2008.