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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (548 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip C. Stead Narrator: Andrew Watts Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Children's author and illustrator Philip C. Stead counts a Caldecott Medal among his many literary accomplishments. A Home for Bird is a touching tale of friendship and determination.

Out one day, Vernon the toad happens upon a tiny blue bird who is oddly silent. Vernon introduces Bird to his friends and tours him around to many of his favorite places, but Bird still won't talk. Thinking that Bird is quiet because he is homesick, Vernon takes his new friend on an exciting journey to find him a home.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim Erekson | 1/30/2014

    " Okay, I know--willing suspension of disbelief and all that. But at the end when the frog goes to sleep inside the clock it's about 10:00pm and the cuckoo doesn't go off until 6am. Why? Was the author not the one making the decisions? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 1/27/2014

    " A story about friendship, loyalty, and persistence. I would like to have a friend like Vernon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/19/2014

    " Adorable illustrations. Plus the story was one of friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/13/2014

    " I love everything about this book. I think Vernon must be a cousin of Kermit. His expressions are simple, but perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/13/2014

    " Love this book. One to make you smile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 1/7/2014

    " 3.75 A well-done story about friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 12/29/2013

    " Loved the story and illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Library Lady | 12/28/2013

    " Sweet. Young children will not get the tongue in cheek humor of "Bird" being inanimate, but older kids will, and they'll be delighted at the perfect ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 11/30/2013

    " I love the colorful illustrations and how Vernon the frog tries so hard to find a home for the bird he found and now considers a friend. A good story of how friends try to make others happy and that persistence pays off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Brodahl | 10/18/2013

    " The first thing I loved were the illustrations, like the page with the porcupine and skunk tangled in the yo yo string. It took me a page or two to see the bird had buttons for eyes. My students will notice much faster than I did. What a helpful friend frog is, that's what good frogs do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 10/9/2013

    " Cute; requires background knowledge of cuckoo cuckoo clocks "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maija | 9/27/2013

    " I really loved the illustrations in this sweet friendship story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/21/2013

    " Loved the illustrations. Loved the characters. Loved the ending!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 5/15/2013

    " The art work is sloppy, but maybe kids will dig that. I like the frog is so willing to help 'bird' to be happy. I think we should more like the frog...and it all has a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Trlak-Donahue | 4/14/2013

    " Reminded me of Are you my mother or the old Toad books-not unique in any way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Beier | 4/13/2013

    " Cute book about a frog who helps a bird find it's home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 3/8/2013

    " Just darling. A very industrious frog is determined to find a home for his new friend Bird. Great art, sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 2/5/2013

    " Vernon the toad takes the silent Bird on a journey in hopes of finding Bird's home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 10/15/2012

    " The illustrations are much different from his Caldecott Award book; these look very scribbly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayna | 9/24/2012

    " One of THE cutest picture books we have come across in a while. Such a great little story. The illustrations are delightful. Vernon was so sweet!! GREAT BOOK> "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 5/26/2012

    " A gentle but determined frog helps a mechanical bird return to it's cuckoo clock home. I thought the book was kinda weird. the frog can sail a boat and navigate an air balloon but he can't figure out the bird is fake? "

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About the Author

Philip C. Stead divides his time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City. Philip is the author and illustrator of Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast, and the author of A Sick Day for Amos McGee.

About the Narrator

Andrew Watts has over twenty years of experience working as an architect, specializing in facade detailing in Paris, London, Melbourne, and Dubai on projects with a wide range of construction technologies. He runs his own company, Newtechnic, which is a firm of London-based architects who create facades in collaboration with leading architects.