Where Do Birds Live?

Where Do Birds Live?

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Claudia McGehee brought the glory of the prairie to life in A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet and explored the wonders of the woodlands in A Woodland Counting Book. Now this award-winning artist focuses on the birds of the United States, brining children and their parents closer to the habitats and lives of birds from the Pacific coast to open rangeland to the cityscape of Manhattan. McGehee introduces us to fourteen representative habitats, giving each its own double-page spread that features a signature bird. She devotes one page of each spread to depicting the bird in the full complexity of its complete habitat, at home in its environment with other animal companions; the other page describes and illustrates its nesting, feeding, soaring, and paddling lifeways. Highlighting ideas for preserving and protecting each habitat and its inhabitants, McGehee also provides ways that children can make their own backyards safe havens for birdlife while they learn to enjoy the magic of birdwatching. Claudia's birds include bobolinks on the Tallgrass prairie, common ravens in the Pacific rainforest, brown pelicans on barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico, scarlet tanagers in the north woods, red-cockaded woodpeckers in longleaf pine forests, greater roadrunners in the south-western desert, and roseate spoonbills in red mangrove forests. Her energizing, engaging illustrations create worlds of vibrant colour that ring with the calls and songs of birds across the panorama of American landscapes.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218.44 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • 63 scratchboard-with-watercolour illustrations, 1 map
  • 1587299194
  • 9781587299193

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As an artist and a nature enthusiast, I am completely enthralled by "Where Do" "Birds Live"? Claudia McGehee s sensitive renderings and lush colors are an inspiration artistically, and the discoveries to be made of wildlife that is less obvious are good reminders to look more carefully when afield. Beauty is everywhere if one only slows down to look for it. This lovely book is a good reminder of that. Stan Fellows, illustrator, "The Cuckoo s Haiku and Other Birding Poems""show more

About Claudia McGehee

Claudia McGehee of Iowa City is the author of "A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet" (Iowa, 2004), which was named a Midwest Favorite by the Upper Midwest Booksellers Association, and "A Woodland Counting Book "(Iowa, 2006), a Moonbeam Children s Book Awards Gold Medal Winner. Illustrator of "The Iowa Nature Calendar" (Iowa, 2007), she has been a professional illustrator, working primarily in scratchboard, for many years."show more

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