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The Day the Birds Came Calling

Eight-year-old Kiki has a secret that she wants to keep for herself. Because she is a big sister to her brother Kip, age six, she decides to let him in on the secret. Follow Kiki and Kip as they involve their parents in watching a bird's nest hidden in a wreath on the family's front door. Kiki and Kip also tell their classes at school about the nest and learn new words (hatchlings, nestlings, fledglings) from their teachers. Read about how the family (including three little dogs) changes their routine way of living to avoid disturbing the birds. In this book, children will learn about how birds build a nest, raise their young, and the roles of female and male birds in the process.