here for A Perfect Day for an Albatross – Teacher’s Guide
(8 pages, free download)
A Perfect Day for an Albatross Published by Cornell Lab Publishing Group
for A Perfect Day for an Albatross: "A wonderful introduction to a magnificent sea bird, this
vibrantly illustrated story belongs on every shelf."
- School Library Journal
"A Perfect Day for an Albatross is a perfect book for any
child you love, a book of generous, inspired vision. It’s a
beautiful story about these legendary birds in their ocean paradise."
- Carl Safina, author of Eye of the Albatross, and Beyond Words;
What Animals Think and Feel.
"A compellingly beautiful picture book, Loebel-Fried’s
captivating text is full of vivid descriptions and fun-to-say
words that delight the ear and tongue. The book’s visual images
are every bit as stunning, evoking seascapes and landscapes
in deep, bright tones. Loebel-Fried’s powers of observation
and her empathy with the natural world shine through."
- Beth Guldseth, American Birding Association (ABA)
"After spending five weeks on Midway Atoll counting albatrosses,
Volcano author and artist Caren Loebel-Fried collaborated with
Cornell Lab of Ornithology to create the ideal book for children
and nature lovers of all ages. Both gorgeous and scientifically
sound, as well as gracefully told…"
– Don Wallace, Honolulu Magazine
First in a new children's series from the Cornell Lab Publishing
Group and award-winning author and artist, Caren Loebel-Fried,
A Perfect Day for an Albatross sweeps you into an albatross’s
world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing, and their intense
commitment to one another and their nestlings. Set on Midway Atoll,
where 72 percent of the world’s Laysan Albatrosses make their
nests, Malie, an albatross, must protect her egg until her mate
returns. Join Malie as she dances, hunts, and soars over the ocean
Perfect Day for an Albatross is compatible with Bird
QR for streaming sounds, video, and other content. Back matter
includes a Bird QR link to watch live albatrosses on the Cornell
Lab of Ornithology HD cam in Hawai'i.
Love, by Caren Loebel-Fried
An original hand-pulled, hand-colored block print created for
Island Fesitval of Birds. Inspired by a photo taken by Jack
Jeffrey in 1999, this Hawaiian crow pair was thought to be the
last remaining couple in the wild. 'Alala, the Hawaiian crow,
is 18-20", with black feathers tinged in brown. The last of
the wild 'alala were found on the southwest slope of Mauna Loa
in South Kona, Hawai'i at 4,000 to 6,000 feet. The crows traveled
in family groups eating fruit, the eggs and young of other birds,
nectar, seeds, insects, and dead animals. Now extinct in the
wild, a captive breeding program at Keauhou Bird Conservation
Center promises a hopeful future for Hawaiian crows.
Hawai'i Island Festival of Birds: www.birdfesthawaii.org
Art for Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
This piece of art was created by Caren Loebel-Fried for Kilauea
Point National Wildlife Refuge to educate about its wildlife,
its beautiful and historic lighthouse, and the Hawaiian cultural
connection with this Kauai treasure. To learn more about Kilauea
Point, and the work that USFWS is doing there, click here: www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea_point.
To learn about Kilauea Point Natural History Association, the
non-profit organization that works closely with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service team to support conservation, education,
and preservation efforts for the precious wildlife of Kaua‘i,
click here: www.kilaueapoint.org.
Art for Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle for Midway
piece of art was created by Caren Loebel-Fried for the USFWS to
celebrate and support Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, the
Battle of Midway Memorial, and the deep Hawaiian roots throughout
Papahanaumokuakea, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
learn more about Midway Atoll, the wildlife, the Battle at Midway,
and the work that USFWS is doing there, click
observed Wisdom the laysan albatross while on Midway. Wisdom,
the oldest known wild bird (over 64 years old) who is still laying
eggs and raising chicks, was nesting in front of the room where
Caren stayed. Wisdom is a great inspiration! Click
here for info on Wisdom.
Drawings for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, for
new Passport Stamps for the 26 Pacific Remote Refuges and Monuments
Hawaiian Monk Seal
work commissioned by the Conservation Council for Hawai'i’s
annual wildlife poster, which will be distributed to all schools
throughout the Hawaiian Islands in the Spring of 2014. Endemic
to Hawai'i, the monk seal is the most endangered mammal in the
world, with only about 1000 individuals left in Hawai'i. Learn