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Ostriches and Other Flightless Birds

Ostriches and Other Flightless Birds

by Caroline Arnold, Richard Hewett (Photographer)

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6 --Information in these books is presented with spark and humor; both authors succeed in offering young readers a tremendous lure for the study of birds. Fascinating tidbits highlight Arnold's well-rounded look at the ratites (flightless birds); similarly, Johnson's facts about the albatrosses' world range, breeding habits, and food preferences are interspersed with equally charming morsels. Outstanding photographs are both irresistible and informative, capturing birds young and old, learning to run or learning to fly, choosing a mate , and caring for their young. A slight preference might be given to Johnson's book when considering the two for purchase; there is little up-to-date material available on these birds, and the remarkable photographs, alternating between comic close-ups and poignant pose, are a joy. Johnson also offers a lively look at the ``gooney birds'' of Midway Island, showing how they survived the even goonier attempts of the U. S. government to drive them from this strategically important island in the Pacific. Both books, however, are quality additions to natural-history collections. --Amy Adler, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OH

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Nature Watch Series
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.43(d)
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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