A funny and heartwarming story that also happens to be true. It all began with a visit of a Great Blue Heron to the author's backyard. Henry the Heron is a wild bird that has also become a pet a very unusual pet to be sure. You cannot pet him or put him on a leash and take him for a walk or bring him inside the house to sleep next to you at night. But this wonderful bird has brought such joy into the lives of many over the last ten years that he has continued visiting the author's backyard. This is a true story of friendship with nature and reminds us all of the wonders of nature that surround us we just need to pay attention.
Illustrated by Janice Byer
Janice Byer is an award-winning Fine Artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area active in watercolor oil and pastel. She has received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland CA with drawing as her major. As a children's book illustrator Janice's style is soft sensitive and delightfully charming.
Children of all ages will love this book. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations Sondra Perry masterfully creates pictures with her words as we follow the true adventures that all started one day with a visit of a Great Blue Heron to the author's backyard. With well-crafted prose appropriate for children Perry's book takes us on an educational journey of suspense surprise and the values of kindness love and caring that truly matter in life.- Jim Ott News columnist English professor former CEO and host of "In A Word " Tri-Valley Community Television's show about books and authors.