About Birds: A Guide for Children

About Birds: A Guide for Children
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April 01, 2014
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This kid-friendly book offers a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds: from eggs to nests, from song to flight. 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.

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I read this book to my four year old daughter, and she absolutely loved it. Each page has a simple sentence about birds (The sentence is given in both English and Spanish, which is great for bilingual families or families who love to expose their children to other languages.), a beautiful illustration of a bird to go along with the sentence and a caption next to the illustration to tell us what specific bird we're looking at. The afterword provides more in-depth information for each of the sentences/illustrations throughout the book so that older readers can explore more of what the world of birds has to offer. There is also a glossary.

This is a book that can be used and enjoyed by very young readers up through grade school readers. There are multiple learning opportunities all presented with lovely, engaging illustrations. I highly recommend this for classroom libraries, home school parents, and families who enjoy learning new things.
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