The accurate details of this beautifully illustrated book make it a wonderful introduction to birds for children. They’l l lean how birds eat and survive in the wild. I recommend it for all parents and teachers.— Edward C. (Ted) Beedy, PhD, ornithologist and author, Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution (Dec. 2017)
Become a bird detective, discovering clues about where a bird lives, how it moves, and what it eats by looking at its feet. Laurie Angus’ bright, bold illustrations and simple text invite children to guess what birds will be revealed on successive pages.
They include a bird with strong legs and feet running across the desert to snag a lizard for lunch (roadrunner); a bird with flexible toes perching on a branch to pick berries (cardinal); and a bird with long legs and toes wading through a river to search for fish (heron). But look out! Predators are watching the birds, and they are hungry!
“Fun Foot Facts,” food chains, bird watching tips, and more are presented in Explore More for Kids, Teachers, and Parents in the back of the book.
About the Author/Illustrator: Laurie Ellen Angus grew up near the beach and could often be found knee deep in the water searching with delight for sea creatures to play with, such as horseshoe crabs, and also routinely chasing her younger brother around with them. Laurie doesn’t chase her brother anymore, but does continue her fascination with the ocean, often taking long walks and observing the diversity of sea life along the shore. Laurie attended Parson’s School of Design in NYC. Combining her love of nature and design into her artwork, she hopes to inspire children to have a similar fascination of the many amazing creatures that live in the ocean. Laurie lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband Richard, two quirky cats, and a rambunctious rabbit. Octopus Escapes Again! was Laurie’s first book with Dawn Publications.
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List Price: $ 8.95