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Woodpecker Wham!


Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 05/12/15
10.43 x 10.15 · 40 pages
Ages 4-8 years
CDN $20.50 · cl
With dust jacket

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April Pulley Sayre

illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Swoop and land.
Hitch and hop.
Shred a tree stump.
Chop, chip, chop!

Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woopeckers move on.

A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages - perhaps some that live near you!

April Pulley Sayre loved to write about the natural world. She is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers, including Woodpecker Wham! and Eat Like a Bear . Steve Jenkins (1952-2022) was the author, designer, and illustrator of more than eighty science and natural world picture books for young readers, including the Boston Globe -Horn Book Award-winner The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, and the Caldecott Honor Book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (co-created with his wife Robin Page). He also collaborated with many other authors, contributing his colorful torn paper art collages to April Pulley Sayre's Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep, Lisa Westberg Peters' Volcano Wakes Up!, and Valerie Worth's Pug and Other Animal Poems .