My thoughts: Again the Cathryn and John Sill husband/wife team have created a beautiful book so that children can learn of this beautiful world in which they live. This time the winged crayons called parrots grace the 48 pages in this hardbound educationAL book.
I remember my grandmother and later on my own mother having parakeets as pets. They loved the little birds who sat colorfully on their shoulders. And now my grand daughter has a bird that is in the parrot family and it has been her pet for many years.
Children, and others as well, can learn much from this beautifully illustrated book and the simple, yet accurate text. Just a few words grace each two-page spread, but those few words are sufficient for the intended purpose of this book - to clearly educate the young about the parrots of the world.
At the end of the book..... There is a glossary that will define words for the young reader. Also, each picture plate has a paragraph elaborating on the facts associated with that particular plate/page. This is a real help for more in depth learning .
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About the Author and Illustrator....
Cathryn Sill, a former elementary school teacher, is the author of the acclaimed About… and About Habitats series. With her husband John and brother-in-law Ben Sill, she coauthored three popular bird-guide parodies, including A Field Guide to Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He and his wife, Cathryn Sill, live in North Carolina. You can visit John Sill’s website here.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of About Parrots by Peachtree Publishing in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.