National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds (Hardcover)

A Beginner's Guide

By Kim Kurki, National Wildlife Federation

Black Dog & Leventhal, 9781579129699, 80pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2014

List Price: 15.95*
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National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds introduces kids ages 7 through 12 to more than 120 different species of birds in their native environments, with detailed illustrations and exciting, memorable information from Kim Kurki and the experts at the National Wildlife Federation.

From the National Wildlife Federation, publishers of Ranger Rick, the popular nature magazine for kids, comes this exciting, dynamic, and wonderfully illustrated guide for young naturalists.

National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds is arranged by habitat and identifies more than 100 birds. Kim Kurki¹s engaging and highly accurate illustrations give kids a true and close-up appreciation of each bird species, such as its size, shape, color, and markings, as well as its habitat, call, and behavior. Kids will learn to recognize the birds by their individual characteristics, such as the male cardinal¹s distinctive crest, the kestrel¹s helicopter hover, and the goldfinch¹s enchanting song. You¹ll also discover what makes each bird amazing, including which is the fastest flier, which lays the biggest egg, and which spends years of its life in the water, never touching land.

The excellent illustrations, nontechnical language, and fascinating facts throughout make this an ideal guide for beginner bird-watchers of any age!

About the Author

Kim Kurki has been fascinated by nature since childhood. Working as an artist for more than 30 years, she has focused on the natural world, including illustrations for The Old Farmer¹s Almanac and National Wildlife Federation¹s Your Big Backyard magazine. She lives in Penns Park, PA where she is lulled to sleep at night by hooting owls. 

National Wildlife Federation is America's premier nonprofit conservation organization. Its mission statement is to protect wildlife for our children's future. As the largest grassroots conservation organization in the country, the NWF boasts more than 4 million supporters and 47 state affiliates. Their magazines include National Wildlife Magazine (adults); Ranger Rick (children ages 7-12); Ranger Rick Jr. (children ages 4-7);  and Wild Baby Animals (toddlers). 

Praise For National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds: A Beginner's Guide

The Eurasian magpie is the only bird known to recognize itself in a mirror, the American robin eats an average of sixty-eight worms each day, and flamingos are pink because of the shrimp and algae they eat. Fascinating facts like these feather this almanac of over one hundred birds, offering hours of aviary education. Young ornithophilics will enjoy the accurate and friendly illustrations, engaging biological and cultural trivia, and immersive layout of each two page spread. Ages seven to twelve.