My Book of Birds (Hardback)Geraldo Valerio (author)
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"An enchanting book" Joanna Lumley
"Full of amazing facts and beautiful clear illustrations. A book to inspire the young and indeed the old!" Alison Steadman
"Will not fail to ignite young imaginations" David Lindo
Full of stunning illustrations and incredible facts, My Book of Birds is a glorious celebration of birds. From majestic golden eagles and snowy owls to brilliant red crossbills and puffins to the tiniest of hummingbirds, the book covers them all. Meet cormorants that can dive underwater for up to 30 seconds at a time, and ptarmigans whose feathers turn completely white in winter, so they can blend in with their snowy habitat. Beautifully designed, and with a debossed wibalin cover, this is an ideal gift for bird lovers of all ages! If you've loved Beautiful Birds, or The Genius of Birds, or Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds, then you'll love this.
Incredible collage illustrations from Geraldo Valerio show a variety of feathered creatures in their natural habitats as they hunt for food, impress their mates, nest and care for their young. The concise, accessible text is ideal for children aged six and above, and provides information ranging from clever techniques for finding food to remarkable physical features to fascinating behaviours. But above all, Geraldo Valerio shares his passion for birds in this lovingly created album, inspiring young readers with their beauty and the excitement of discovery.
Includes an introduction, glossary, index and sources for further information.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 317 x 238 x 13 mm
This book would appeal equally to the fact-hungry child and those drawn more to visual content. This book is brilliant for demonstrating that art and facts can be combined to produce something truly beautiful to look at. * The School Librarian *
With bold, colourful illustrations and simple, straightforward text, this book by artist and nature-lover Geraldo Valerio is very much aimed at introducing youngers to the beauty of birds. * Bird Watching *
An enchanting book, beautifully illustrated and with just enough useful information to captivate young readers. * Joanna Lumley *
This wonderful book is full of amazing facts and beautiful clear illustrations. A book to inspire the young and indeed the old! * Alison Steadman *
I thoroughly enjoyed it as it reminded me of a modern day version of the early books on birds that I obsessed over as a kid. It's concise with some good nuggets of information. And I loved the art... I think that it will not fail to ignite young imaginations as it would have done if I were a kid reading it. * David Lindo *
A beautiful non-fiction picture book. Geraldo Valerio uses a collage style of artwork to produce vibrant and interesting illustrations, with just enough detail to make the birds instantly recognisable. Sparse use of text makes it an easy read, and this is a fantastic one to pique the curiosity of young readers. * The Scotsman *
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