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Crane and Crane

Written by Linda Joy Singleton and illustrated by Richard Smythe
Published by Amicus Ink
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A sandhill crane lifts a stick. A construction crane lifts a log. The two cranes grab, stretch, and stack, working through bad weather and difficult obstacles toward their end goal: building a home for a new family. Told in a simple sequence of verbs, this colorful picture book demonstrates how the mechanical world mirrors the natural world.

Who Wrote Crane and Crane

Linda Joy Singleton

Linda Joy Singleton is the author of nearly 50 middle grade, YA and picture books. Her recent series is The Curious Cat Spy Club with Albert Whitman books. A non-fiction PB titled Crane and Crane comes out in 2019. She is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries and writing conferences, and shares inspirational stories of her journey from kid writer to published author and how dreams can come true with hard work.

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Who Illustrated Crane and Crane

Richard Smythe

RICHARD SMYTHE graduated with an illustration master鈥檚 degree in 2010 and has illustrated many successful picture books with his distinctive style including Watersong, a New York Public Library鈥檚 Best Books for Kids 2017 list, and Fox in the Night. He lives in the UK.

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Readerly Mom
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Such a creative idea, so well done! It's fun to see the ways in which a machine can reflect nature, and clever to do so with two things both called cranes. The illustrations are lovely, and it's a quick read that would be fun to explore with toddlers up through elementary school readers.

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