This entry in the Early Bird Nature Books series acquaints beginning readers with various aspects of swans in an easily digested format, using full-color photographs to illustrate related vocabulary words and concepts. Young naturalists can learn to distinguish between such North American species as the trumpeter, tundra, and mute swan by bill identification and by their individual calls. The roles of feathers and webbed feet in swimming, preening, and feeding are discussed, along with reproduction and migration. Unfamiliar termshabitat, cygnet, and omnivoreare clearly and simply defined. A chapter on saving swans completes the picture. Stone includes a note to adults on sharing the book and extending the information within, including suggestions for reading, map exercises, and possible activities designed to further children's interest in these graceful aquatic birds.