Look Up!: Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard

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Candlewick Press, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 51 pages
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A 2014 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

You don't have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds! No matter where you live, they're in your neighborhood — just look up.

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 ("Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin' some spruce. Yep."). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers.

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

A chatty, fun, and quite informative introduction guide to bird watching. Compact, informal, and appealing with lots of great suggestions for observing, identifying, and drawing birds. Read full review

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User Review  - bookwren - LibraryThing

The comic-style on some pages is a bit too busy for my taste, but overall, a fun and informative introduction to birding with lots of good tips and a good conservation ethic. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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.

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