Baby Crow has lost his mother. Baby Squirrel offers to help find her. The two set out across a vivid landscape of collaged sights and sounds. What Baby Squirrel lacks in bird lore, he more than makes up for in enthusiasm, mis-identifying each bird they see and hear. As Baby Crow gently corrects his friend, children are introduced to unique bird calls and distinguishing features of bird anatomy as the two continue on their journey.
Story and collage art by Buffalo N.Y. based poets, Lisa Forrest and Andrew Rippeon. This is the first in a series of books written for their son, Eli Wesley.
Lisa A. Forrest is an Associate Librarian for SUNY College at Buffalo. A twice-nominated Pushcart Prize nominee, Lisa's creative writing has been featured in a variety of small press publications. She is the recipient of the national Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRINDI) Award, June 2009 for her radio commentary And So This is Christmas, which aired December 2008 on WBFO, Buffalo's local NPR station. Lisa's first collection of poems, To the Eaves, is available from BlazeVox Books.