This is another fun and informative take-along guide for age Level: 5 and up. It will help children to identify fifteen birds. Written by Mel Boring, this book is another field guide for kids. Homeschoolers will be also benefited from this.
“Take Along Guides” series contains five books. This particular book is a bit different than other four books. Except this one all three books have three sections. This book has only one section that deals with each type of bird, incorporating their nests and eggs. The projects are intermingled throughout the book.
Fun and easy to do activities have made the book special and interesting. Safety tips are also given for these activities. They will also learn how birds build their homes and all about their offspring. Habitat of these birds and where they make their homes are described here.
Another interesting part is scrapbook pages. There are altogether seven scrapbook pages to draw and take notes.
The book has bright and colorful pictures. Color illustrations have made the presentation of this book of forty eight pages praiseworthy.
I've purchased most of the books in this series so far & plan to purchase the remainder. The illustrations are stunning. These excellent non-fiction books are highly recommended for our nature deficit generation that are video-game-crazed. But it would have been nice if there were actual photographs.
Each of the sections on birds featured in this informative book are interesting to the young reader. I gave this book to my colleague who is teaching a class of 3rd and 4th graders and they seemed to find it quite fascinating with facts about the birds as well as their eggs and habitats. The students were fascinated knowing what kind of tree the birds nest in, what kind of calls they make, how long it takes for the eggs to hatch and when they learn how to fly, how the birds trick human beings.
The book encourages a young child to read on their own what could be made to be a boring subject in a text book. And again I want to mention that I didn't get this book for free. I bought it from Amazon.