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Eastern Bluebirds Nest, Eggs and Baby Birds in a Birdhouse

Eastern Bluebirds Grow from Eggs to Baby Birds in a Garden Birdhouse Watch this heartwarming story of five little birds. It shares the life and journey of eastern bluebirds nesting in Melanie Charlene’s garden birdhouse. Features: birds picking a birdhouse, the nest, eggs in the nest, bird development and more. ⁣ Please follow, share and like:

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What makes “Five Birds on a Wire” a unique story?

“Five Birds on a Wire” is a unique story, not only in subject matter but also in the author’s approach to story telling. The book is told from the perspective of the main character who never really moves much. She’s stuck in a few moments of bliss and expresses her delight through vivid descriptions of the impact that her surroundings have on her senses. It is a simple concept with so many benefits and lessons to be learned. One main lesson is that stillness and a positive attitude can open…

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What kind of impact do you hope that illustrations from “Five Birds on a Wire” would have on children?

I hope that when children read “Five Birds on a Wire” and see the illustrations, they will be able to connect with the character… not only from the angle of artistic styling but also in a way that allows them to experience the character’s surroundings through her eyes. Through their own imagination, I want kids to feel how the character feels, hear what she hears and see her surroundings as if they were there. Ideally, this book will encourage children to go outside and find joy and entertainment in the…

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Which details were you focused on when you were creating the main character for Five Birds on a Wire?

When I was creating the main character in “Five Birds on a Wire”, I chose to create a little girl character with free flowing hair, a simple white dress and bare feet. I wanted her style to convey a sense of freedom, joy and comfort. My goal is to appeal to the children of today. I wanted the character to radiate modern-simplicity with a touch of ‘child-like sweetness’. I remember simpler times when running outside and taking in the breeze was an appreciated experience. I wanted the character to be…

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Why did you choose to create this character for your children’s book?

The character that I created for the children’s book “Five Birds on a Wire” is very much a reflection of me and my own children. I wanted to create a character that was true to who I am and what I know. “Five Birds on a Wire” is an authentic story that is very much a reflection of the simple experiences that I enjoyed while growing up in the Caribbean. It highlights my fondest moments as an ‘island girl’. It was my pleasure to be able to create a book…

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Where Did Your Inspiration The “Five Birds on a Wire” Illustrations Come From?

My inspiration for the illustrations found in “Five Birds on a Wire” comes from my memories and experiences from the Caribbean. As a child, I remember enjoying vivid blue skies that were clear and crisp, raindrops that fell like crystals from the sky, birds that sat on wires singing and bold green vegetation that donned colorful flowers. These memories heavily influenced the artistic creation of the setting for the book “Five Birds on a Wire”. Please follow, share and like:

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What is Your Favorite Part of the Children’s Book “Five Birds on a Wire”?

Have you ever taken a moment, on a nice day, to close your eyes, and enjoy the sun? I find it to be one of the most relaxing experiences. Especially when the occasional cool breeze passes by. Undoubtedly, my favorite part of “Five Birds on a Wire” is the following line: The sun’s rays shine down from the skies Warming my cheeks… This line immediately brings to mind the feeling the warmth and comfort that the sun brings. I reminds me of my ‘happy place’. What’s your favorite line? Please…

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Kid's Reading Five Birds on a Wire
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What do you hope that children would gain from reading “Five Birds on A Wire”?

I would hope that after reading “Five Birds on a Wire”, children would have an enhanced appreciation for their surroundings. The sights and sounds that they never really noticed before, should become more apparent. I would hope that children would learn to pause every now and then to enjoy nature. Whether in the city, a rural environment or in the suburbs, the sky is above us, the birds fly, the sun shines. It’s all there for our enjoyment. I hope that my book will remind young children to embrace each…

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How has your love for nature impacted your work?

I’ve always been fascinated by nature and the outdoors. I love how you can visit the same spot everyday and find something different each time if you look closely enough. There is always so much to discover outdoors if you look. As a child, I remember spending hours outside playing and soaking up the elements; enjoying the sunshine, the wind, and even sometimes the rain. My love for nature and the joy that it can bring is something that I wanted to share with children. I wanted to share the…

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