Little Birder:A Field Guide to Birds of the Alphabet
Part read along, part coffee table field guide, this bird alphabet book by author and illustrator Jessalyn Claire Beasley is more than a way to learn the alphabet. It invites little birders to enter the world of observing nature though birds, art, and easy to digest facts.
Little Birder introduces twenty-six birds, one for each of letter of the alphabet, with bold illustrations and playful descriptions that together capture the essence of each bird. Layered in the pages are various levels of opportunity to observe, learn, and question that make this a nature book with a shelf-life that is as long as a child’s early years.
A book to browse with babies or a book to read aloud from cover to cover, this field guide for little birders, complete with delightful descriptions and bird sounds, relative size guide, bold and gorgeous illustrations, and even a birdwatcher’s journal and instructions for “how to draw a bird,” makes bird watching and learning fun and exciting together at home, in the classroom, or in the field!
Are you ready to encourage the young naturalist and emerging artist that is already in your child, waiting to be discovered?
-Bold illustrations for each letter of the alphabet perfect for a young child's developing senses.
-Each Field guide page has fun, rhyming text descriptions, a size chart, and activity prompts for art and observation. For the really engaged reader, you can even find each bird's scientific name.
-”Parts of a Bird” diagram with “Tips for Observation in the Field”
EXTRAS IN THE BACK
-Your Turn Little Birder!-A “Learning to Draw Birds” activity page (Printable version included in freebies!)
-Birdwatcher's Journal- A lined page to copy or fill out in your book to document your bird sightings! (Printable version included in freebies!)
-List of species that are similar to each A-Z bird in other North American ranges
-References to more great material about birds, drawing & nature journaling