September 27, 2013
A long flight
The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit's Amazing Migration
by Sandra Markle
illustrated by Mia Posada
A little godwit hatches on a June night in Alaska. For the next three months, she eats and eats and practices flying. She needs fuel and strong wings for the long journey to New Zealand. What makes the godwit's migration amazing? She flies nonstop for eight days!
The picture book format is a wonderful way to tell the godwit's story. The graceful watercolour illustrations add to the charm, making it an appealing book for young readers.