Sunday, May 8, 2011

Marvels Of Creation Breathtaking Birds by Buddy & Kay Davis

Breathtaking Birds (Marvels of Creation)Product Description from

This book features 30 creatures, complete with full-page color photos and facts about their habits, habitats, special designs, and created purpose. All ages will enjoy this entertaining book.
My take on this book:
What a breathtakingly beautiful book! I have always been interested in watching birds, and have many "birdwatching" books, but the thing that really stood out for me with this one is the fact that it has a section in the back of the book that explains further about birds and their makeup. The chapter titled "Intelligent Design," really is packed full of information, it discusses feathers and how they work. I just always assumed that all birds had the same amount of feathers, but not so, the number of feathers on a bird depends on the kind of bird and the time of year it is. Along with discussing feathers this chapter touches on lungs,the circulatory system, bones, the brain, eyes, and ears. It also has a picture of a bird that is labeled to show the different parts of a bird. There is also a page that shows the different types of beaks and their purposes.
The main part of the book gives us beautiful bright pictures of birds. It gives information on thirty different types of birds, each bird is given two pages the first is a picture of the bird and the second page is interesting information about the bird, and on this page their is a little box that gives facts about the bird.
Thumbing through this book I found a few birds that frequent my backyard. I often get a visit from the Pileated Woodpecker, and if I am lucky I am able to draw the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in for a drink during the summer. This is one of those books that would be perfect for young and old alike. I can see it being very useful for homeschooling, or for a child needing to do a book report. While it features birds from world, there are a few birds that you just might discover living in your own backyard.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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