The Raptors of North America: A Coloring Book of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls (Barbara Guth Worlds of Wonder Science Series for Young Readers)
The Raptors of North America is a unique book that includes not only information about a variety of raptors from vultures to falcons but also provides full-page coloring activities which allow creativity while learning about the fifty birds in the book. Each bird is printed in black and white, along with a color photograph to guide you as you recreate the bird’s colorful plumage. Ms. Price provides facts and stats about each unique species, along with a short essay which provides detailed information about each bird. The essays cover information such as: how birds descended from dinosaurs, how the art of falconry began, and how to distinguish a raptor from other birds. The book also has further instructions on how to build a kestrel box and a bird checklist so birdwatchers can keep a tally of their finds. The Raptors of North America, by using a creative, unique approach along with educational information, encourages you to continue to explore the birds in your own backyard and beyond.
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons. The coloring really appealed to me, as I am interested in art, while the information provided educational value. The layout of the pages is quite functional while also aesthetically pleasing. All the essays were well-written and provided lots of easy-to-understand information, which allows the reader to identify many different types of raptors. I also really enjoyed the further reading at the back of the book about the kestrel box. The instructions were clear-cut, and the activity was easy and fun to do. This book was fun to color in, as well as it helped me learn. I would recommend this book to bird lovers and bird watchers alike who are twelve and older.
|Page Count||88 pages|
|Publisher||University of New Mexico Press|
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