A Perfect Day for an Albatross (Hardcover)
Malie the albatross returns to the island of Midway, where she was born, to dance, sing, meet with other albatrosses, and lay her egg, in a book designed to introduce the habits and behaviors of the bird.— From Caren Loebel-Fried's New Book is Available
First in a new children's series from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group and award-winning author and artist, Caren Loebel-Fried, A Perfect Day for an Albatross sweeps you into an albatross's world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing, and their intense commitment to one another and their nestlings.
Set on Midway Atoll, where 72 percent of the world's Laysan Albatrosses make their nests, Mālie, an albatross, must protect her egg until her mate returns. Join Mālie as she dances, hunts, and soars over the ocean swells. Illustrated with original hand-carved, hand-pulled, hand-colored block prints, evoking the culture and habitats of Albatrosses, with flowing water-colored block prints that make this title a glorious treat for the eyes, as well as the heart.
A Perfect Day for an Albatross is compatible with Bird QR for streaming sounds, video, and other content. Back matter includes a Bird QR link to watch live albatrosses on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology HD cam in Hawai'i.
About the Author
The art in this book is made with hand-colored block prints. The technique is similar to Hawaiian 'ohe kāpala. In ancient times, women carved patterns into strips cut from the inside bark of bamboo plants. Then bamboo "stamps" were dipped into natural dyes and pressed onto bark cloth in repeating patterns. The prints in this book are made from rubber block prints, printed with black ink, and then painted with washes of colored inks.