Margaret Peot, author of Crow Made a Friend, on tour November 2015

Posted By on September 21, 2015

Crow Made a FriendAbout Crow Made a Friend

  • Series: I Like to Read
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (August 10, 2015)

Try, try again is the lesson Crow teaches beginning readers in this picture book reader. Crow was all alone. But like all crows, he was very clever. Using autumn leaves for wings, sticks for the body and a crab apple for the head, Crow made a friend! But winter winds blew in, destroying his creation. Undaunted, Crow fashioned another bird friend out of snow but could not prevent it from melting in the warm spring sun. Alone again, Crow heard the caw, caw, caw of a real, live bird. Together they built a nest and by summer, Crow had a family. This warm, satisfying story, celebrates perseverance and ingenuity.

Information about I Like to Read books from Holiday House:

Crow Made a Friend is part of Holiday House’s innovative and award-winning I LIKE TO READ® books, which are just right for emergent readers. These picture books by renowned and beloved artists have been evaluated and assigned Guided Reading Levels B through G based on the Fountas and Pinnell system and feature?short texts familiar vocabulary repetition to reinforce learning illustrations that are designed to be a part of the learning experience


“These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.”—School Library Journal

“Each one makes the hard work of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this crucial developmental moment to try another one.”—Vicky Smith, Children’s and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews


“Readers will appreciate Crow’s resourcefulness as he creates his friends and will not need any prompting when they read the “Oh no!” text as the wind blows the fall creation to pieces or the sun melts the winter creation. The overall message of the importance of friends and family is sweet but not cloying. A brightly illustrated story perfect for the very beginner reader. (Early reader. 4-7)”


Links for more info about CROW MADE A FRIEND

Crow paper doll craft | Author’s Website | Activity Sheets

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About_rectangle_NEWAbout Margaret Peot

Margaret is an artist, writer and costume painter. Margaret has two new books out in 2015, Stencil Craft (F&W) and an early reader picture book, Crow Made a Friend (Holiday House). Margaret’s book Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity (Boyds Mills 2011) was awarded a Eureka! Silver Medal for non-fiction children’s books. She is also the author of The Successful Artist’s Career Guide (F&W 2012), Alternative Art Journals (F&W 2012), and Make Your Mark (Chronicle Books, 2004), voted one of Library Journal’s best how-to books of 2004.

An avid believer that art making can be for everyone, Margaret has presented art workshops with cancer survivors, elders, children, parent and teen groups, writers, nurses and caregivers, at The Creative Center at University Settlement’s Creative Aging conferences, and their Artist-in-Residence Training program, with EngAGE Utah, at Gilda’s Club, The Huntsman Cancer Institute, Operation Exodus in NYC, and at Miami University’s Scripps center with Dr. Like Lokon, and Opening Minds Through Art.

Connect with Margaret

Website | | Facebook | Twitter |

Pinterest (Crow) | Pinterest (Birding)

Margaret Peot’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, November 2nd: West Metro Mommy Reads

Tuesday, November 3rd: Books, Babies, and Bows

Wednesday, November 4th: Kid Lit Reviews

Thursday, November 5th: Randomly Reading

Monday, November 9th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Tuesday, November 10th: Frog on a Blog – author guest post

Wednesday, November 11th: Here Wee Read

Friday, November 13th: Picture Books Help Kids Soar

Monday, November 16th: Under My Apple Tree

Wednesday, November 18th: View from the Birdhouse

Tuesday, November 24th: Sweet Southern Home


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