Budding birders will enjoy finding out about birds of prey in this award-winning first guide from the creators of the celebrated About... series.
This beginner's guide uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what raptors are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.
The beautifully detailed, realistic paintings of noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduce readers to many varieties of raptors around the world, from the majestic bald eagle of North America to the sharp-eyed secretary bird of Africa. An afterword provides more information for eager young learners.
Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"A must-buy for all libraries interested in building a strong natural-science collection for their young patrons." —School Library Journal
"With a clear, simple text and handsome, sometimes dramatic paintings of birds in different habitats, this is a fine introduction." —Booklist