Emily the Chickadee: Emily Waits For Her Family by Carol Zelaya; illustrated by Kristin Metcalf
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Richlee Publishing (April 1, 2008)
The Emily the Chickadee series is based on a true experience of author Carol Zelaya. She became fascinated by a chickadee in her backyard who built nests in the most interesting places. I related to this story because my youngest daughter and I had similar experiences with a little wren in our yard.
In Emily Waits for Her Family, a little girls meets a little chickadee in her backyard and names her Emily. Emily is not only a chickadee, she is a mommy-to-be. The story follows Emily through building a nest, laying eggs, and babies learning to fly.
This easy to read book is written in rhyme and illustrates how birds make nests, how eggs are hatched and how mommy birds care for their young. Children will read this story over and over again. There is even a chickadee log record in the back of the book for children to describe chickadees who visit them.
Other Emily the Chickadee books include: Caring for Emily's Family and Emily's New Home.