A beautiful picture book about garden birds that will appeal to families with young
children. Rachel Lockwood's
wonderful illustrations will delight children aged from two to seven, and will help them to discover
most common birds in their everyday surroundings. Each bird is introduced on a right-hand page in an
it is partly obscured or turned away from the viewer. The text gives some clues and invites readers to
guess the bird's
identity. The reader then turns the page to find out more.
Year 1: Birds Discover the key features of birds and
identify birds in their habitats. Make bird food and collect feathers to make a paintbrush.
Year 2: Microhabitats Build a bug house
discovering all about butterfly life cycles and the natural animal food chains affecting the
United Kingdom. Go pond dipping, beach hunting and explore minibeasts in their microhabitats.
Print length: 48 pages
Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 21 cm
Reading age: 6 - 8 years old
Publication date: April 2006
Mike is a writer who specialises in natural history and conservation. In addition to The
of Birds, he is the
author of The Bradt Guide to Southern African Wildlife, 100 Bizarre Animals and the RSPB
Introduction to Birdwatching.
Among his numerous educational books for children are Climate Change, The RSPB Children’s
to Birdwatching and