An appealing title for future ornithologists: What on Earth? Birds (Unwin and Morgan)

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This book is so inviting! The text has an appealing layout and the illustrations are bright and colorful. Children are invited to learn more about nature, specifically birds, through reading, observation and activities. Even as an adult, I learned so much.

There are chapters on everything from “What is a Bird?” to Bird Food, Bird Life and Behavior, to Enjoying Birds. There are lots of fun activities including: make a bird cake, make a winter birdbath, make a bird nest and paint an egg. Young ornithologists can learn about the evolution of birds, their habitats and sounds. This is a great resource that will encourage children to get outside and explore.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a wonderful book that will make my nature walks more inviting. The opinions expressed are my own.

From the publisher:

The book is compiled of three different types of pages: Explore, Investigate and Create.

Parts of a bird

Feathers in focus

Make a feathery owl mask

Explore pages look at facts and knowledge about birds, teaching children how they fly, why they migrate and more.

Parts of a bird: A bird’s body is specially built for flying. Instead of front legs, it has wings, and its skeleton is very light to help keep it in the air.

Investigate pages are activities and experiments which allow children to investigate the anatomy and behaviors of birds in a hands-on and educational way.

Feathers in focus: Feathers are amazing! Find a nice, big feather and take a closer look to discover just what makes it so special.

Create pages let children stretch their imagination, whether its reading a traditional story about birds or making art out of feathers and shells.

Make a feathery owl mask: Make an owl mask. Too-whit too-woo!

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