Olivia's Birds (Hardcover)

Saving the Gulf

By Olivia Bouler

Sterling, 9781402786655, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

List Price: 14.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


One 11 year-old girl can make a difference-as budding ornithologist and artist Olivia Bouler has proven, single-handedly raising over $175,000 for the Gulf Coast oil spill recovery. Devastated by the disaster and eager to do her part, Olivia wrote a letter to Audubon, "11 years old and willing to help" offering her own bird paintings to raise contributions for Gulf recovery efforts. The idea took flight, and Olivia proceeded to send out over 500 paintings, many of which are captured in this lavish picture book that recaps her valiant campaign to save birds affected by the spill.
Written in her own words, this unique introduction to backyard and endangered birds features Olivia's hand-drawn illustrations, bird facts, and full-color photos celebrating Olivia's campaign. Olivia's Birds supports Audubon's conservation mission, including Gulf Coast cleanup efforts and is printed on FSC eco-friendly paper.

A 2012 Parents' Choice Gold Awards winner

Praise For Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf

It's always a pleasure to find a book that's not just good--it's about doing good This book features her charming illustrations, captioned with snippets of information about particular speciesThis makes for a terrific package that should inspire children in lots of ways: to use their talents, to help their communities, and to make a difference in the world.” --Booklist (STARRED REVIEW) Her love of birds and drawing gives the book touching beauty and lyricism. The child's straightforward voice is engaging, evocative, and insightful, and her bird-watching advice is spot-on...Budding naturalists, artists, and activists will be inspired ...” --School Library Journal Casual, informative passagesupbeat carefully observed and spirited; her vivacious attitude may inspire ecologically minded readers to get involved.” --Publishers Weekly 

A lot of artists paint from the heart. This one, though, paints from a broken one.”
- Steve Hartman, CBS Evening News

What I love is you're inspiring little kids to find a way that they can help as well.”
- Kathie Lee Gifford, The Today Show