From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-Sketchy but adequate introductions. Bird includes many full-colored labeled drawings of different species with descriptions of their homes and habits. State birds are listed, and chapters discuss songs, banding, migration, and provide tips for beginning bird-watchers. Activities include making a milk-carton birdhouse and a plastic-bottle feeder. Plant covers groups and parts, pollination, defenses, etc. Most topics include directions for a project or activity. "Looking at lawns," for example, suggests that readers examine a small patch of grass with a magnifying glass and note the variety of plants and creatures they see. State flowers are included, as are poisonous and endangered plants. In both books, double-page chapters are accompanied by bright, decorative, and sometimes useful illustrations; both have suggestions for caring for the animal or plant life in our ecosystem.
Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
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About the Author
Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, My First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.
Heather Collins has illustrated more than 50 children's books, including the My First Look at Nature series and Gold Rush Fever. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.