Search for hidden birds and count them, too, in this seek-and-find picture book with a satisfying surprise. Delicate artwork, a focus on counting, and an engaging treasure hunt will entice fans of Janell Cannon's Stellaluna and Steve Light’s Have You Seen My Dragon?
There are treasures hiding in the trees! Can you find them? From the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Tap the Magic Tree, this stunning picture book merges basic math concepts with elements of a treasure hunt.
With different species of birds and other forest animals hiding in the trees and bushes, there is something new to discover on every page. Patience is rewarded as readers learn to count backward from ten, meet new birds, and learn about the diverse ecosystem of the forest. Beautiful watercolor-and-collage art, a playful counting text, and a search-and-find theme will inspire children and parents to return to Bird Watch again and again.
And for curious young birders, a page of information about bird-watching and the different birds that appear in the book is included.
The Beauty of Birds
BIRD WATCH teaches about some birds you might see if you look close enough. First, you have to step outside. Then, look to the trees or bushes. You might see a bird eating a seed or a worm. You might hear some singing.
Some illustrations are designed to be a "look and find" as if you were outside. You have to look closely to spot the birds that are hidden in the environment. In the back of the book, there's also more information on the different birds you might see round the yard.
I love that this book encourages children to get outside and take in the beauty nature has to offer. These day, electronics might interfere with a child's willingness to go outside, but BIRD WATCH will spark their curiosity. There's beauty all around us if we look close enough to see it.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of birds, playing outside, nature, and look-and-finds.