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!
ALSC Notable Children's Books
Praise for Woodpecker Wham!
“With bouncy verse and colorful illustrations, an experienced picture-book team introduces a familiar bird . . . Attractive and surprising informative, this should join the duo's Eat Like a Bear on every preschool and primary nature shelf.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lovely and exciting, this title is a great hook for young researchers, as well as fledgling ornithologists.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“This strikes the right note for budding bird-watchers.” —Booklist
“Sayre introduces the distinctively noisy woodpecker and the rhythmic cadences that fill [a woodpecker's] industrious life through a rhyming, sound word-filled text. . . . Jenkins's cut- and torn-paper collage illustrations provide action-filled perspectives on the birds swooping, pecking, fanning, and preening, with the intricacies of each species' feathers and markings carefully featured.” —The Horn Book
“Kids who think that eating like a bear means roaring around and nomming everything in sight are in for a surprise.” —BCCB, starred review on Eat Like a Bear
“Equal parts poetic and enlightening.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Eat Like a Bear
“Inquisitive, informed and lyrical.” —Kirkus, starred review on Eat Like a Bear
“Rarely has a book about these scavengers gotten such a gorgeous treatment.” —Booklist, starred review on Vulture View