An award-winning, educator-approved first book on birds. In this simple volume, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses clear, easy-to-understand language to teach children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill provides beautifully detailed, realistic paintings to showcase the birds' diverse and natural worlds, and an afterword provides more details about each bird and inspires further learning.
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.
"Fifteen exquisite, scrupulously accurate watercolors of birds in their habitats are captioned by a deceptively simple text. . . An excellent concept book that takes its young audience seriously while skillfully providing the basics of an important subject." —Kirkus Reviews
★ "Exceptionally detailed and uniformly accurate. . . the Sills succeed admirably." —School Library Journal, Starred Review
"The full-color illustrations by wildlife artist John Sill are so lifelike that one almost expects the birds to fly off the pages. . . a wonderful visual introduction. . . " —Booklist