My Book of Birds
Written by Geraldo Valério
Publication Date April 05, 2016
Geraldo Valério is an artist who loves birds, from majestic Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls to brilliant cardinals and jays to the tiniest of hummingbirds. Here he presents his favorites, with beautiful collage illustrations and brief descriptions that highlight intriguing facts about each one.
The illustrations show a variety of feathered creatures in their natural habitats as they hunt for food, impress their mates, nest, and care for their young. The concise, accessible text provides information ranging from clever techniques for finding food to remarkable physical features to fascinating behaviors. But above all, Geraldo Valério shares his passion for birds in this lovingly created album, inspiring young readers with their beauty and the excitement of discovery.
Includes an introduction, glossary, index and sources for further information.
Geraldo Valério was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His illustrations appear in books published in Canada, the United States, Brazil and Portugal. They include Do You Have a Dog? and When You Are Happy by Eileen Spinelli, Abecedário de Aves Brasileiras and My Book of Birds.
"An inviting combination of information and artistry that subtly encourages readers to observe and reflect on bird life." Publishers Weekly
"A delight to browse." Kirkus Reviews
"The stylized collage illustrations, created with old magazines, art paper, and gift wrap, are striking and beautiful . . . this volume is not an identification guide so much as an invitation to consider the fascinating diversity of the avian world by reading a bit about each species and lingering over the pictures." Booklist
". . . what really shines through My Book of Birds is the author's own interest in, and affection for, the winged creatures -- surely the most important factor when it comes to capturing the imagination." Quill & Quire
"An artful introduction, this title is ideal for bird-watchers and animal fans." School Library Journal
"Educational as well as entertaining, My Book of Birds is a treat for young bird lovers!" Midwest Book Review