Saturday, August 15, 2020

Birds (Nature All Around Series) by Pamela Hickman

 

Measuring at 9x11, this book will nicely fill a child's lap. The hand-drawn birds in stunning detail will encourage children to pore over each page. Filled with child-sized tidbits of information about birds, every page is truly a feast of knowledge and illustration.

There is much to recommend about this book. This would make an excellent science text for an elementary age unit study on birds for more formal instruction. Or it makes a wonderful source of information for a young naturalist. This book packs in a lot of great content including:

  • How feathers help a bird and drawings of different types of feathers
  • Birds and their variety of beaks
  • Types of nests birds make
  • Illustrations of the differnt colors of eggs birds lay
  • Life cycle of birds
  • Habits and migration of birds through the year
  • Discussion of unique and endangered birds
  • Tips for beginner bird-watchers
  • Instructions for making a bird feeder
  • Glossary of terms
  • Index of topics

Just a note that this not a bird guide where you would look up a bird you have seen to identify it. For that activity, I would recommend a book with photographs of birds. But for young children, Nature All Around: Birds, provides a wonderful introduction to birds in all their beauty. 

Pair this book with a sketch book or nature journal along with some binoculars and you will have a perfect combination for a birthday or Christmas gift. Young artists will enjoy copying the beautiful birds within the pages. The style of illustrations is quite simplistic and almost child-like and make for a wonderful model to copy. Hopefully reading this book will inspire children to get out in the world to see, explore, and discover the beauty of birds all around them!  Order your copy today! (Affiliate links provide pennies back to me in support of my blog at no additional cost to you).

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Nature All Around: Birds from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.


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