Feathers: Not Just for Flying

Feathers: Not Just for Flying

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Overview

Young naturalists explore sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many, remarkable uses of feathers. A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying. More curious readers are invited to dig deeper with informative sidebars that underscore how feathers of all shapes and sizes help birds with warming or cooling, protect them from the sun, help them swim, glide or even dig. With a range of common and exotic species readers will be engaged by both the new and the familiar. Beautiful and delicate watercolor illustrations showcase life-size feathers and compare them to everyday objects. With a scrapbook design, Feathers is part science journal, part read-along nonfiction, making it a wonderful resource for nature studies and a delight for the youngest bird lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580894319
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 128,667
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than one hundred fifty science books for children. She holds degrees in biology and science journalism. Recent books include No Monkeys, No Chocolate; Under the Snow Tree (Peachtree, 2009); and the A Place for series (Peachtree). She lives in Acton, Massachusetts.

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Birds and feathers go together, like trees and leaves, like stars and the sky. All birds have feathers, but no other animals do. Most birds have thousands of feathers, but those feathers aren't all the same. That's because feathers have so many different jobs to do.

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Feathers: Not Just for Flying 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Marvelous! Who knew there was so much to know about feathers? This book is great for those curious about birds - children as young as 4 and adult readers of all ages should enjoy it. I'm planning the curriculum of a summer naturalist series, and this book is perfect. I may even work it into a game that I learned in summer camp called "Fashion a Fish" that teaches the unique evolutionary traits of fish. This book is beautiful - well written - and chockfull of fun facts!