Thunder Birds

Thunder Birds

Nature's Flying Predators

By Jim Arnosky

Sterling, Hardcover, 9781402756610, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

Description
Acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky helps birds and imaginations take glorious flight in this breathtaking nonfiction picture book with six giant gatefolds.
Arnosky will draw out kids' inner explorer as he explains why there are no feathers on a vulture's head, which bird is the deep-diving champ, what makes an owls's wings perfectly silent in flight, and much more.
Readers can use this gorgeously illustrated book to bring the wilderness right into their rooms-or as a guide on their next expedition.


About the Author
Jim Arnosky, a renowned naturalist, is the author and illustrator of many books for children about animals and nature, including the popular Crinkleroot books. He lives in South Ryegate, Vermont.


Praise For Thunder Birds

Praise for Slither and Crawl:
2009 Parents' Choice List of Recommended Titles
Arnosky's painterly eye and personal observations match handsomely in this face-to-face experienceoutstanding acrylics.” -School Library Journal (Starred Review)

Praise for Wild Tracks!:
2009 ALA Notable
Named to 2008 School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year List
2008 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award
*This is a splendid example of Arnosky's skill at making natural history come alive for young readers.” -Kirkus (starred review)