Published by Beach Lane Books
Summary: On the title page, we learn that if starlings are threatened, they will sometimes form what’s called a murmurration: a huge flock that can fly in a coordinated mass, almost like a dance. The book goes on to count starlings from 1 to 10; when they are startled by a bird of prey, hundreds come together to move in a flock through the sky. When danger passes, they go their separate ways, and the countdown goes from 10 to 1. The last one falls asleep in a tree as a full moon is rising. 40 pages; ages 2 -7.
Pros: Readers will learn a little bit about starlings and counting as they enjoy the gorgeous illustrations. The single starlings are a medley of jewel-toned colors, and the murmurration against the evening sky is quite spectacular.
Cons: I would have liked a little more information or additional resources about starlings.