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Tuko and the Birds

A Tale from the Philippines

Shirley Climo; illustrations by Francisco Mora

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Life was peaceful on the small Philippine island of Luzon. The men fished, the women cooked, the children played games, and the birds sang. Everyone knew it was time for bed when they heard the birds’ good-night song.

Then Tuko arrived. Tuko, the gecko, bellowed his name five times every time he ate—day or night. Everyone was miserable from lack of sleep. That is, until Haribon the eagle devised a plan to trick Tuko into leaving for good. Tuko and the Birds is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Praise for Tuko and the Birds

"A lively choice for storytime." —School Library Journal
 
"Another simple, deft presentation by the author and illustrator of that modest gem, The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb."—Horn Book
 
"Laugh-worth story of innovation and trickery."—Kirkus
"A lively choice for storytime." —School Library Journal
 
"Another simple, deft presentation by the author and illustrator of that modest gem, The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb."—Horn Book
 
"Laugh-worth story of innovation and trickery."—Kirkus

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Shirley Climo; illustrations by Francisco Mora

  • SHIRLEY CLIMO is the author of a number of successful books for children, including Monkey Business. Ms. Climo lives in Los Altos, California.  

    FRANCISCO X. MORA has previously collaborated with Ms. Climo on The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb. Mr.Mora lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Available Formats and Book Details

Tuko and the Birds

A Tale from the Philippines

Shirley Climo; illustrations by Francisco Mora

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
  • Hardcover

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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