Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf

Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf

by Olivia Bouler
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Olivia's Birds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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eleana56 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend Olivia's book. This book is not only for children but also for adults. The illustrations are beautiful. I love the dedication and support Olivia has for the gulf oil spill and her love for birds. All of this shows in her writing and illustrations. I hope she continues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OLIVIA'S BIRDS is a poignantly charming valentine to our planet that is written and illustrated by an 11-year-old girl. Olivia Bouler's passion for the environment--especially birds--is infectious and her vibrant illustrations remind us just how special nature is. This book is a treat for adults and children alike and is perfect for sharing. I can't recommend it highly enough!
MDM68 More than 1 year ago
Oliva's talent and dedication to nature and "her" birds is very evident in her first book. Although the reading age is 9-12, this book is a must for many people. Both of my sons (ages 6 and 10) loved the pictures and text, but more importantly it led to discussions with me about what we see around us everyday and how we can do little and big things to better our world. In addition, I think school libraries, elementary classrooms, grandparents and any interested artist would enjoy Olivia's book. The information is accessible, inspirational and informative - and a purchase supports Audubon and their good works. Overall, a must have!!
jleonard18 More than 1 year ago
Truly inspiring! This is a must have book for all bird lovers and for children as an introduction to the beauty of birds. Olivia Bouler's gorgeous drawings show the the delicate details of these creatures and reminds the reader how important it is to protect them!
Justin_SF More than 1 year ago
Through delicately hand-crafted art, tireless hours of painting, days of interviews, and personal trips to see the majestic creatures she crafts, Olivia has struck gold in her book. In addition to the fact that the book is informative, enlightening, and fascinating, the inspirational story behind the illustrations is an enthralling one. Olivia's book alone is enough to remind us just how important it is to preserve the environment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for people of all ages the illustrations are fantastic! Olivia should be so proud of herself!
LisaCNY More than 1 year ago
Olivia's story is truly inspirational! I shared Olivia's story with my students and she inspired them to take up her cause for the Gulf wildlife. I purchased this book to share with them as well. So many children know her story from the press coverage and TV and this book will give them something to remember always. The original artwork makes the book very special. It shows Olivia's passion for birding and her love for them shines through.
EcoActive-Mama More than 1 year ago
A perfect book to introduce a love of birds and nature to children, and to remind adults of how important it is to save them.
Matthew_M More than 1 year ago
This informative picture book, from a talented young girl, truly is amazing. After Olivia raised over $100,000 for the Gulf effort, she continues to astonish us all through this book. The various, hand-drawn, pictures of birds, ranging from a warbler to a barred owl, are a spectacle. The future ornithologist's motivation and deication towards not only resolving the contamination in the Gulf, but helping the ASPCA and Project Puffin is clearly seen in this book. The unique drawings are all very personal and Olivia's feelings are seen in each of them. "Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf" not only displays Olivia's inspiring pictures, but informs the reader about the life of birds, where certain birds are found, certain traits of some birds and more. Everyone should purchase this book to learn about the work of an incredible young girl and the birds that motivated her to change the world!
Steve_Bass More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book tremendously. What an amazing impact a young girl can have in this world. One person can truly make a difference. Inspirational!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Mellene More than 1 year ago
The colorful illustrations in this book are so vibrant and beautiful, you instantly forget they were created by a young girl. Olivia's Birds is informative, inspiring and sweet all at the same time. It makes a wonderful gift for budding artists, nature-lovers, teachers, parents, bird-watchers, environmentalists, anyone.
Bookluvingmom More than 1 year ago
Purchased this book for my children who love to identify birds. We have already pored over the wonderful illustrations. My kids truly enjoyed both the text and the pictures. I would highly recommend this one to other families who love nature. The author is an 11 year old girl who is devoted to birds and the environment. My kids loved knowing this detail, and one of them is even attempting her own book!
GrammyDF More than 1 year ago
Olivia's Birds is a beautiful book for children to learn about the many birds in the world. I bought this book for my grandson and he now watches eagerly out the window looking for birds. He can now recognize some birds thanks to Olivia. I bought a few of the books to give to my nieces and nephews. I also learned much about birds. When you tell the children that an eleven year old wrote the book they are very ikmpressed. I have also recommended this book to a teacher friend who teaches a unit on birds for seven year old children.
modernemama More than 1 year ago
When one ten year old girl heard about the 2010 Gulf oil spill she knew she had to help the affected wildlife. From her first idea to sell her bird drawings as a fundraiser, through her campaign to raise awareness to Save the Gulf, Olivia Bouler has shared her fascination with all types of birds. In "Olivia's Birds Saving the Gulf" all of her joy and dedication is presented in a fun, easy to read format that is beautifully illustrated with paintings of the birds she loves; the common garden variety and endangered species alike. There are notes on how to feed birds, get involved in environmental projects and what Olivia would do if she were President. It's an educational resource and a must read for every budding bird-lover, artist or environmentalist.
Heather_McGee More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore this book. It is incredible to experience the wondrous world of birds through the eyes of Olivia. In fact, I am giving a copy to each one of my nieces and nephews - and I look forward to enjoying Olivia's journey all over again with them. I definitely recommend this lovely and heartwarming book to all readers - both children and adults alike have something to learn from Olivia and her story. Enjoy!
LillianRDolphinGal More than 1 year ago
There is so much wonderful and interesting information interspersed with Olivia's wonderful, evocative bird drawings. It is a great way to introduce children to the world of our feathered friends and also show them what a young person can accomplish when they put their heart and soul into a project. This book is beautiful and inspirational at the same time. I have happily given copies to my best friends with young children and donated a copy to my local library as well. Olivia is an amazing young lady and her message is a strong one, that needs to be shared - with all generations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great find for my nieces! They loved the hand drawn illustrations and were astonished to learn that the author was their age! This book helps to start a dialogue about the need to preserve our vanishing wetlands and oceans. The young author presents honest and thoughtful insights into her experiences with the endangered birds of the gulf coast..A MUST HAVE BOOK!!!!!!! Viv Maudlin
KPSTeacher More than 1 year ago
As a teacher, I highly recommend this book for every classroom. Very informative information presented in an easy to read format; perfect for units on environmentalism and birds. The best part is that it is written by an 11 year old! Olivia and her passion will, without a doubt, inspire other children to get involved in saving the environment. A must buy for teachers, libraries, and parents!
Lauryyn More than 1 year ago
A delightful and informative book. The illustrations are great and the presentation is fun and kid-friendly. Wow, Olivia really is an inspirtation-- an 11 year-old setting out to save the environment!
Grammylove More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful journey. This is an excellent, inspiring story for children and adults alike. Olivia is a person to be admired and a terrific role model for all of us. My grandchildren and I love this book, both the writing and the illustrations. We know that Olivia's big heart and huge talent will continue to grow with her, and hope that she continues to share her amazing life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is colorful and informative. It answers many questions children have about birds. The illustrations are lively and fun. A must read for any child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful vivid pictures, awestriking ideas, great autobiography, all by an 11 year old!! A must read, from ages 0 to 999!!! Go birds!!!!(:>)