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Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City Paperback – September 1, 1992
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From Publishers Weekly
Finches, barn owls--and the ubquitous pigeon--are among the many species vividly portrayed in words and pictures in this handsome avian exploration. Ages 6-10.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-- Bash has chosen 13 species of birds, from the familiar pigeon to the sleek, skyscraper-nesting peregrine falcon, to show how these creatures have successfully adapted to new city habitats. She mentions the fact that many of the birds' original environments have been destroyed by man, but is not heavy-handed in her message. In a picture-book format, the brief text gives fascinating and sometimes humorous glimpses into the birds' way of life. Imaginative book design puts the text (and readers) right into the pictures, the deep-colored illustrations reflecting both the liveliness of the birds and the stark beauty of the urban setting. City children reading Urban Roosts will begin to look at their surroundings from a new perspective. It may even lead schools to consider a new type of field trip--city birdwatching. --Ruth S. Vose, San Francisco Public Library
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is just filled with pages of nice vocabulary words and information that so many children are unaware of.
For example no one knew what Roost was. They knew all about nests but how they differ from a roost was new to them. After reading this book, would say a nature walk is a must. There is so much to see and explore in big cities, birds should be one of them. It would be interesting to see how many birds in this book the children can find.