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Crows!: Strange and Wonderful Paperback – June 1, 2010
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"Crows! Strange and Wonderful"
Written by Laurence Pringle
Illustrated by Bob Marstall
Although as a highly successful species, crows can be real pests they are also fascinating and highly intelligent animals. This brisk, well-written picturebook offers a quick look at crows and their culture and makes good nonfiction reading for kids and adults alike. In a few short pages, I learned several things about crows that I didn't already know, such as their ability to mimic human speech and their social nesting patterns, where juvenile crows will help parents hatch and raise a new generation of chicks. Who knew, right? This is a strong, straightforward book with mid-level text that is not overly dense and still simple enough for most young readers to get a lot out of. Recommended! (DJ Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain children's book reviews)
The drawings are excellent and are just the thing to make the book attractive to youngsters. It contains just enough prose to be informational but at the same time not off-putting. There exist several fine, "grown-up" books on the subject of the bird family corvidae, one such member being the crow. This book <Crows, Strange and Wonderful> seems to be to be just the thing that might cause a young person to want to read the more authoritative books eventually.
I had hoped that it would be such a book that I could give as a gift to a child. It turned out to be just that and I am pleased. The author and illustrator turned out a fine product that I am happy to recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a darling book - sent kind of as a gag gift, but full of good info and great illustrationsPublished 2 months ago by Jane Irvine
Good and interesting book that was fun to share with kids. Crows are cool!Published 4 months ago by E.Riley
I thought this was a book but it was like a phamplet I was very Diappointed.Published 9 months ago by Jeanine A. Martincavage
fun book to read to my grandson - we both learned a lot about crows !!Published 10 months ago by tom c
If you are a crow-lover like me, then this book will give you a very good piece of propaganda to influence young readers to have warm fuzzes for the crows that they'll be... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Wallerish
anybody who is a lover of the black bird the CROW should add this book to his personal collectiion. a really great informative bookPublished on October 2, 2013 by bigdl1