“A chatty, appealing introduction. . . . Small and accessible, this is jam-packed with accurate information likely to increase any potential birder’s enthusiasm and knowledge.” — KirkusReviews(starred review)

This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader. Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers, and eighteen new pages of activities, including drawing, mapmaking, and a scavenger hunt, make this paperback edition a must-have.


Annette LeBlanc Cate is the author-illustrator of The Magic Rabbit. She's been watching and drawing birds for many years, and she loves pointing out funny stuff about them. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


AAAS/Subaru Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Cybils Award, Non-Fiction Picture Books
Parents’ Choice Award
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Honor
Green Earth Book Award
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