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Woodpecker Wham!

Woodpecker Wham!

April Pulley Sayre; illustrations by Steve Jenkins

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


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!

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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

Reviews from Goodreads

April Pulley Sayre; illustrations by Steve Jenkins

April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers, including Eat Like a Bear and Vulture View. Each year she visits schools nationwide to share her love of nonfiction writing and science.

Steve Jenkins has illustrated many books, including Eat Like a Bear and Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre. He was awarded a Caldecott Honor for What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, which he created with his wife, Robin Page. They live in Boulder, Colorado, with their three children.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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