In this appealing addition to the acclaimed About... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what parrots are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of parrots, from the colorful Blue Lorikeets of the Polynesian Islands to the Rosy-faced Lovebirds of southwestern Africa. An afterword provides details on the parrots featured and inspires readers to learn more.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. 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 several awards. He lives in North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
About Parrots is a colorful, educational guide for children. On each page, there is a gorgeous picture showing the bird in its natural habitat. Coupled with this is an interesting fact about parrots. At the end of the book, there is additional information about each type of bird. The book includes about eighteen different kinds of parrots, and a glossary highlighting some possibly unknown words. My three-year-old cousin loved this book! We would both give the book five stars. He enjoyed all the colorful illustrations. This book is great for teaching young children about the different types of parrots. The included glossary is also a great way to learn some new vocabulary words! All in all, we would both recommend this book to anyone looking to learn about parrots! Review by Emily T, age 15, Broward Mensa