The book begins with where to start for any beginner birdwatcher, and encourages the reader to explore his or her own environment--no matter where it might be--city or country, apartment or house. There are birds to discover and learn about everywhere around us, and they are therefore an unending source of inspiration (drawing) and education for life!
Categorized by color, shape, beak shape, crest, what they eat, feathers, and more, author Annette LeBlanc Cate demonstrates quite the knack for drawing children in to this fascinating hobby. Each page is filled with silly statements or conversations by the birds themselves, reflecting a lot of the personalities we often assign to birds we are familiar with. This books is almost like an informative comic strip and makes me laugh every time I read it to my daughters. My eldest especially enjoys this book and it is one we have picked up over and over again. She is learning and excited, and this book has awakened an interest in birds that may otherwise have remained dormant! Look Up! is a fantastic introduction to birding for anyone, and I'm happy to have it in our library.