Brilliant Birds (Read Me!: Extreme Animals) by Isabel Thomas is a beginning reader with a bright pink cover that is sure to catch a child’s eye. It also cries out to be picked up with the flamboyant “Read Me!” in the upper right corner. With that enticement, who can say no?
Part of the Extreme Animals series, this book looks at unusual birds, such as regal eagles, helicopter hummingbirds, noisy Kakapos, and cunning crows. Illustrated with big, bright color photographs and with plenty of high-interest facts in the sidebars, it is likely a child will want to pick this title up again and again.
Did the pink flamingo on the book cover catch your eye? These “extreme” dancing flamingos just might put a smile on your face.
Related activity: If your family is interested in birds, you might want to check out the Great Backyard Bird Count citizen science opportunity and suggestions for bird-related activities posted at Growing with Science.
Reading level: Grades 1-3
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree (August 1, 2012)
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