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My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder [With Bird Feeder]
by Sharon Lovejoy

Overview - A great way to introduce kids to nature and the joys of bird-watching, "My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder "combines a full-color illustrated field guide and activity book with a custom-designed, sky blue window feeder.Sharon Lovejoy, author of" Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars," "Sunflower Houses," and other uplifting nature and gardening titles, brings her expertise and artistic sensibility to this joyous guide to 34 backyard birds, from the zippy Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the clever Chickadee, who grows extra brain cells during the winter to help remember hidden stashes of food.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A great way to introduce kids to nature and the joys of bird-watching, "My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder "combines a full-color illustrated field guide and activity book with a custom-designed, sky blue window feeder.Sharon Lovejoy, author of" Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars," "Sunflower Houses," and other uplifting nature and gardening titles, brings her expertise and artistic sensibility to this joyous guide to 34 backyard birds, from the zippy Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the clever Chickadee, who grows extra brain cells during the winter to help remember hidden stashes of food. Lively text delves into each bird's diet, behavior, range, nests, habitat, and calls; the watercolor illustrations are expressive and meticulously detailed. Additionally, readers will learn how to create a bird journal and whip up a batch of bird food.The feeder is generous, shaped like a house, fully open in the front for the birds, and with side windows and a porthole for the viewer. The roof protects the feed, and the bottom lip folds open for easy cleaning. Two suction cups hold the feeder to a window.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780761165996
  • ISBN-10: 0761165991
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 112
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Birds
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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Activity Books - General

 
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Introduce kids to bird-watching with Sharon Lovejoy’s My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder, which includes a just-right guide and a window-mount feeder. The feeder, made of biodegradable plastic, is easy to fill and clean. The guide’s instructions for making homemade feeders and tips for turning your backyard into a bird haven will ensure even more bird traffic. The author’s joy in her subject radiates from sweet illustrations and enthusiastic guidance. She urges kids to look for clues: the shape of a beak, the sound of a call, the look of a feather, bird behaviors and even bird poop. Readers can turn to the Bird Guide for simple descriptions, identification clues and fun facts for 34 of the most common species. But benefits of watching birds go beyond fun: In addition to developmental skills, bird-watching builds a love of the natural world and can foster a lifelong sense of environmental stewardship.

STUPENDOUS STORYTELLING
“Storytelling is the most perfect, most nourishing food for growing minds,” writes teacher and crafter Emily K. Neuburger, author of Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Story­telling. The book is aimed at anyone who wants to help kids “begin, develop and play with storytelling.” According to Neuburger’s introduction, stories exercise creativity, expand emotional awareness and encourage children to see connections, practice communicating, solve problems and develop moral thinking. Children can start stories with visual prompts such as story dice, then develop their tales with a puppet theater, a storytelling jar, memory cards and more. Activities are indoor and outdoor, structured and unstructured, solo or collaborative, gender-neutral and adaptable to any skill level. Photos of materials, projects and games are plentiful and inspirational.

TOP PICK IN LIFESTYLES
Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun is a comprehensive program of boredom-killing activities for kids and their parents. From one digestible and graphically enhanced nutshell to the next, this veritable bible of self-reliance would have had Emerson dancing for joy at the assembled ingredients for a productive and well-examined life: You get what you want by understanding who you are, redefining what you want and learning to “create instead of consume.” Authors Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen (and many contributors from blogs and books) share ideas, activities, projects and resources in four main categories: You, Home, Society and Adventure. Crammed within these are convenient, two-page spreads such as: “Train Your Grownup to Geocache,” “Keep a Journal,” “Explode Things,” “Toaster Science” and “Decorate Your Sneakers.” The activities guarantee something for everyone, be it “indoors, outdoors, online and offline.” Many assume collusion with a willing (and strategically unobtrusive) grownup.

 
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