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Wow, that was fast. A couple of kids-book collaborators  in Arkansas have jumped on the recent news that  the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, is alive and pecking in the  Razorback  State.  Author Terry Roberts Luneau says modestly of  Big Woods Bird,

The target age for the book is 3 and up. We tested it on some 4-year-olds and it seemed to work well. It has animals so younger children can relate to it.

I haven't seen the book and so can't comment on its quality, but if I could I'd link every Ivory Bill item that came along. It's such a great story, and the Arkansas folks are right: it has tremendous kid appeal. For background on the bird news, see the helpful  site at Cornell University, ornithology headquarters.


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