In this delightful book, teacher and birder Cathryn Sill explains to children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight. Simple and enlightening, About Birds tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating birds. An afterword provides further detail for youthful ornithologists and their parents regarding bird identification.About Birds will faithfully answer the first questions of young ornithologists and charm adults with the wonder and diversity of this important species.
Fifteen exquisite, scrupulously accurate watercolors of birds in their habitats are captioned by a deceptively simple text that offers one fact per illustration: "Birds travel in different ways" (Canada Geese). "Most birds fly" (Ruby-throated Hummingbird), "but some swim" (Wood Ducks), "and others run" (Greater Roadrunner). An Afterword briefly expands on the text, including specifics about relative sizes and birds' contributions to the environment. An excellent concept book that takes its young audience seriously while skillfully providing the basics of an important subject. (Kirkus Reviews)
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st October 1991
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 22.86 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43