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Bird-watching in your Own Backyard

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A conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching featuring quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763645618
Characteristics: 51 pages :,color illustrations, color maps ;,20 x 24 cm.


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LPL_DanC Jun 22, 2018

This is a great little book about birding for kids! Includes all the basics, urging kids to start out in their backyards and move out from there. Wonderfully droll illustrations in a New Yorker cartoonish style, with nice commentary from the birds, and a warm, conversational tone from the author. A fun book from which kids and adults will learn much! I wish there were more how-to and nature exploration books written in this style.

No matter where you live, birds live there too. Look at the tips in this book—and then step outside to see what you can see.

ChristchurchLib Jun 25, 2013

"Nature-loving kids in cities and suburbs will flock to this chatty, enthusiastic introduction to birdwatching, which emphasises enjoyment over equipment. Author and illustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate encourages readers to learn about birds in their own neighbourhoods, first by simply paying attention to birds' shapes, colours, songs, and behaviours, and only then moving on to more complex characteristics like habitat, range, and migratory patterns. Cate also suggests that drawing birds is a great way to sharpen observational skills, and she provides plenty of inspiration with her busy, colourful illustrations, which include hilarious speech-bubble commentary from the birds themselves." June 2013 Kids' Books newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=649345

Jun 17, 2013

Even as an adult getting into birding, this light-hearted introduction into the basics is a great way to start. Funny and informative!

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