Robins!: How They Grow Up

by Eileen Christelow

From the bestselling creator of the Five Little Monkeys, this accessible and surprisingly dramatic story about the life cycle and habits of robins features comic-book panels and stunning painterly illustrations, and is enhanced with back matter containing additional facts and tidbits about our most beloved and familiar bird.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544442894
  • ISBN-10: 054444289X
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication Date: 02/07/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 28

About the book

Robins are the most familiar and beloved of all birds, found throughout North America and celebrated as one of the first signs of spring. But there's a lot about them that most people don’t know! In this visually stunning picture book that features comic-book panels combined with painterly illustrations, Eileen Christelow tells the story of two young robins’ first year, and reveals plenty of little-known facts that are sure to captivate young naturalists. Narrated with humor and filled with kid-pleasing details, this fascinating account of how robins grow up includes an Author’s Note, Glossary, More About Robins, and Sources.

About the author
Eileen Christelow

Eileen Christelow has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books including eleven popular stories about the Five Little Monkeys, Vote!, and Robins!: How They Grow Up. She lives with her husband in East Dummerston, Vermont. 


USA TODAY says ???? stars. “Stuffed with information, much of it fascinating and likely to be a surprise even to adult readers.” 


? "Fresh and inviting, here’s the go-to book for children curious about robins." —Booklist, starred review 


"A glossary and other details about robins conclude this insightful study of an unflashy but fascinating bird." —Publishers Weekly 


" infectious as the ubiquitous bird's own 'Cheerily-cheerily, cheerily-cheerup, cheerup!'"Kirkus 


? "Christelow’s accurate illustrations are action filled and make excellent use of panels to depict multiple perspectives on bird poses and behavior, as well as moment-by-moment events..." —Horn Book, starred review 


Praise for Vote! 


? "It's hard to imagine a more accessible introduction to voting. . . . Whimsical and creative . . . vote aye on this one." —Booklist, starred review 


"Well-executed . . . accessible." —Publishers Weekly 


"Colorful, comical illustrations . . . light, yet informative tone. . . . This accessible and appealing title deserves a place in all collections." —School Library Journal 


"Brisk and engaging." —The Washington Post