BIRDS by Ruth A.  Musgrave


From the "Look & Learn" series
Age Range: 1 - 3
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A colorful, photo-illustrated introduction to our feathered friends.

Two double-page spreads are devoted to each featured bird, giving readers a sample of bird activities and characteristics: a “red bird” takes a bath, a “blue bird” sings a song, a “yellow bird” roosts in a tree, a “green bird” feeds itself and its young, and colorful parrots take flight. One to two sentences of text accompany each photo while additional factoids float alongside the main image. Little ones are encouraged to interact with the birds through simple directives: “Say hello to the blue birds,” or “Clap your hands for the flying bird.” The final two pages review most of the birds from the previous pages and ask tots to name the color of each animal. The companion title In My Garden follows a similar format and provides youngsters with an overview of all the things needed to grow a garden, including seeds, water, and sunshine, along with an introduction to several garden dwellers such as caterpillars, birds, and bunnies. People, mostly children, of different races and skin tones demonstrate activities. The bold and vibrant photos are stock images; expertly chosen, they will undoubtedly appeal to tykes learning to name their worlds.

Young birders and gardeners in the making will applaud this lovely admission to the Look & Learn series and its companion. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4263-2843-5
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2018


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