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A big-hearted bird, who loves to find things and loves to help, gets tripped up by homonyms and gets everything wrong! Will she ever get it right? Then the bird’s friends take a second look at the goofed gifts and realize that, with a little creativity, the magpie gave them just what they needed. Scrap-illustrations provide a feast for the eyes, and silly word mix-ups tickle the funny bone, letting readers discover the delights of found objects and true friends.
Sam Hundley is an American scrap artist. He creates folk art using found objects—all kinds of stuff from scrap yards, vacant lots, and along roadsides. Retired after 39 years as a newspaper artist, Sam now resides in Norfolk, Virginia, with his wife, Lynndale and their beagle, Theo.
Interest Level: Grades K-4
Reading Level: Grades K-2