Woodpecker Wham!

By SAYRE, April Pulley

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ISBN
9780805088427
Publisher
Holt


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2015  |  Preschool to Grade 4

PreS-Gr 3—A northern flicker, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, and other woodpeckers of the eastern deciduous forests "chip," "chop," and "wham" their way through the seasons through crisp verses and paper collages in this informational picture book. There are quiet moments as well: woodpeckers "pluck and feed" at the cherry tree while cherries dangle against an azure sky. Jenkins's illustrations are top-notch, beautifully depicting the different subspe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2015

Sayre introduces the distinctively noisy woodpecker and the rhythmic cadences that fill its industrious life through a rhyming, sound word-filled text: “Wedge it. Sledge it. / Wham by wham. / Clear those chips. / SLAM, SLAM, SLAM!” As several woodpecker species engage in their day-to-day routines, their actions and behavi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Rhyming, onomatopoeic text introduces the woodpecker and the cadences of its industrious life: "Wedge it. Sledge it. / Wham by wham. / Clear those...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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