Books by Seymour Levin

ROGER TORY PETERSON'S ABC OF BIRDS by Linda Westervelt
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A noted ornithologist contributes some stunning full-color illustrations and photographs to a disappointing book that introduces one bird for almost every letter of the alphabet. Children will enjoy browsing, but the information presented is often trivial and many of the illustrations appear to be recycled from other sources, e.g., a page on feathers shows 29 carefully numbered examples, without matching explanations or names. The text is pedestrian: ``C is for Cardinal. Cardinals sing `Birdy, birdy, birdy' and many other lovely songs in the spring,'' the laughing gull ``searches for just about anything to eat,'' and ``Color the Green Jay noisy, bold, and beautiful.'' (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7) Read full book review >