IF I WERE A BIRD by Gladys Conklin

IF I WERE A BIRD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The first person narrator imagines what it would be like to be a number of birds and in this simple and direct way the book imparts some basic information about the habits of North American birdlife. The style and the carefully parceled out facts make this book seem best suited to the imaginations and attention spans of the nursery school and kindergarten age group. Their urge toward vocal imitation is also indulged and encouraged by the provision of musical notations of the more distinctive bird songs. The full color illustrations are beautifully drawn. This is particularly evident in the section given over to advice on collecting feathers. In texture as well as color and detail, the feathers seem almost real enough to be lifted off the page.

Pub Date: March 14th, 1965
Publisher: Holiday House