Birds

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This exciting new series zooms in on the intriguing but invisible world of animals and plants, using macro-photography to reveal some weird and wonderful sights you will not have seen before!
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This exciting new series zooms in on the intriguing but invisible world of animals and plants, using macro-photography to reveal some weird and wonderful sights you will not have seen before!
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Children's Literature - Jennifer Greene
Bird watchers use binoculars to observe far away wildlife as if it were closer. Scientists use microscopes to help them understand how something works. This nature book for 8-11 year olds likewise uses the tools of magnification to bring the world of birds to life. Part of the "Zoom! The Invisible World of..." series, the book gets up close and personal with birds of all sizes and types. In addition to the many colorful photographs of birds and bird features, there are several unique elements that make the illustrations particularly provocative for emerging bird lovers. For example, the book includes photographs that present an actual-sized subject in perspective with a paperclip. This helps children place the illustrations within the larger context of the real world as well as more fully appreciate the size of things like a hummingbird or a water bird's webbed foot. There are also sections featuring a picture of something small, like the detail of a feather, magnified by many times. This use of macro photography also offers an excellent visual aid for children to gain a richer understanding of birds. Another fun feature is in the "What Is It" segments where a section of a photograph is presented and readers are invited to guess what is shown in the photograph before turning the page for the answer. While the phrasing is uneven at points, the chosen facts are interesting. Furthermore, each section is well laid out with pictures and related tidbits peppering the page and allowing for easy perusal. Including a glossary and index, as well as a list of activities that parents and teachers can use to engage children with ideas of magnification and bird wildlife, this book is an excellent resource for library and classroom use as well as home science collections. Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609920425
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Series: Zoom! The Invisible World of
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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