- Hardcover: 371 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (1920)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0017RRZJY
- Package Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 83 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,935,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Burgess Bird Book for Children Hardcover – 1920
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Parents, teachers, and young readers all over the world have enthusiastically welcomed...Thornton Burgess's classic nature books, including the perennial bestseller, The Adventures of Peter Cottontail. In the present volume, the author's goal of introducing children to the fascinating subject of bird life is brilliantly realized in story fashion. While "interviewing" Slaty the Junco, Redwing the Blackbird, Melody the Wood Thrush, Spooky the Screech Owl, and dozens of other common birds, our guides, Peter Rabbit and saucy Jenny Wren — and, of course, the reader — learn about their physical appearances, eating and nesting habits, and songs and calls. Over [ninety] years after its first publication, the book remains noteworthy and valuable for its extraordinarily successful blend of information and entertainment....[Excerpted from Dover edition.] Hardcover octavo in green-decorated blue cloth binding with front full-color paste-on illustration, gilt titles, xviii+353 pages, 32 full-color plates, Index.
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As far as the writing and content, we loved it. My son (just turned 6) had developed an interest in birds, so when I saw this book - I thought it would be a great way to learn more about them, get our nightly reading in, and begin the switch to some chapter books. This book worked great for all three of those purposes. I also love the values/character the book blends in. It had made us big Burgess fans... We are on to the Seashore book now. :)