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This book is terrific for two of my grandchildren (ages 4 and 7). I am helping them start a home bird watching project, and we will build a feeded to lnvite in the local birds soon. We live in different cities, so time is a factor in our projects. This book is a perfect fit, and I would recommend that every grandparent start their children on a home bird watching project. My one other grandchild, at 14, needs more advanced reading materials, but he also lives in Nevada, where the birda are completely different. However, the children can compare notes anyway, since every area has its resident birds - it gives then a chance to see the different residents of the Northeast and the High Desert.
This book has marvelous illustrations, and it features many of the birds my Eastern grandkids actually see in and around their house. The bird descriptions are accurate enough to be recognizable when one is spotted, and there is just about the right amount of information for the kids to enjoy and remember.
If there were a higher book rating number, I would have chosen that one! The book is entirely outstanding! Thanks for getting it to me promptly. Of course, as a regular book customer, that did not surprise me, but I do appreciate the steady, good service.
My husband is an avid birdwatcher, so I purchased this book for him to read to children, with the hopes of teaching them about his hobby. The illustrations are beautiful and realistically depict native bird and plant species from our area. The pages are large and the birds are painted in true-to-life size.
My 3-month-old twins love looking at the pictures and smile as we read them the book over and over again. It's become a part of our daily ritual.
The back of the book includes an index with beautiful illustrations and details about each bird featured in the story. A perfect introduction for a young birdwatcher.
I love this book for its simple tale and colorful pictures. The surprise ending is always met with smiles by children and parents alike. The fact that you may learn a bird or two is just an added bonus.
Fun book! My kids loved finding the different birds. The only difficulty is that the book had a hard time staying open when the younger kids were looking at it alone, they always had to have a hand on each side.
Another favorite of my 3 1/2 year-old daughter, along with "Top Cat" by the same author. Hmmm...is it possible that Top Cat or his little brother is the cat in "Feathers for Lunch"?
That aside, the pictures in this wonderful book allow a child a good first look at several North American birds, and the text introduces your child to their birdsong. All the birds are "drawn" (I believe they are actually designed by paper cut), to actual life-size.