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
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.
About Birds will faithfully answer the first questions of young ornithologists and charm adults with the wonder and diversity of this important species.
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"The full-color illustrations by wildlife artist John Sill are so lifelike that one almost expects the birds to fly off the pages...a wonderful visual introduction..." ?Booklist
"Exceptionally detailed and uniformly accurate...the Sills succeed admirably." ?School Library Journal, * STARRED REVIEW *
"Fifteen exquisite, scrupulously accurate watercolors of birds in their habitats are captioned by a deceptively simple text...An excellent concept book that takes its young audience seriously while skillfully providing the basics of an important subject." ?Kirkus Reviews (pointer review)
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CATHRYN SILL, a graduate of Western Carolina University, has been an elementary school teacher for fifteen years. With her husband John and brother-in-law Ben, she co-authored A Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, Another Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America, and Beyond Birdwatching.
JOHN SILL, a North Carolina native, holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has gained several awards and an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist.