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The Big Book of Birds

The Big Book of Birds

The next Big Book in the series introduces young children to some of the most colorful, magnificent, silly, and surprising feathered creatures from around the world.

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ISBN 9780500651513
Barcode 9780500651513
Published 1 May 2019 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zommer, Yuval
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780500651513
ISBN-10 0500651515
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zommer, Yuval
Category Animals
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 340mm
Weight 780g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Birds - Miscellanea - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 598
Catalogue Code 988164

Description of this Book

Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more. It opens with introductory spreads explaining how to recognize different bird's eggs, the bird family tree, why different species of birds have different beaks and feathers, and why some birds migrate and travel vast distances every year. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of bird, including hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos, bald eagles, secretary birds, albatrosses and red-crowned cranes. Some will teach children how to spot different birds within a specific variety, for example how to differentiate the American robin from the European robin. Others explore bird habitats, for example showing how birds adapt to live in cities. Finally, the book invites young bird spotters to protect birds where they live and make their gardens bird friendly. This is a big, beautiful book to look at again and again.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Packed full of interesting information and sumptuous spreads' - Book Lover Jo 'Stunning' - Books for Topics 'Captivating' - Picture Books Blogger
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Yuval Zommer studied at the Royal College of Art, London, and has worked as a creative director at many top advertising agencies. He wrote and illustrated the children's picture book The Big Blue Thing on the Hill, which was nominated for a Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts.

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