Writer Diane Cerone, inspiration was not what she saw, but what her two-year-old granddaughter Gretchen saw: a big bird dangling from a tree.
The big bird turned out to be a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk now working in nature-education programs. The hawk had escaped its handler that morning, and the bird’s leash was tangled in the branches of the tree. Thanks to Gretchen’s sharp eyes, the bird was rescued.
Cerone turned this real-life event into Lucy and the Red-tailed Hawk, a little book for children and for adults to read to children. Lois Auer, who has a federal permit to rehabilitate birds of prey, drew the illustrations.
I loved this story.. It was very sweet. This is a great book for kids to read once they know a few words. It will help them to read better. The plot of the story is very simple and in my opinion it was very cute and would be a great book for young kids to read. You should check this book out.. I would recommend this book!
I received a free copy of this book from Dorrance Publishing for review purposes. All opinions expressed are always entirely my own.