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My Book of Birds

Written by Geraldo Valério

For students in grades K | Published April 05, 2016 | ISBN 9781554988013
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds

Cover of My Book of Birds

Regular price $19.95 CAD

60 pages | 12.25 in × 9.25 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

My Book of Birds

Geraldo Valério

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.

About the Author

Geraldo Valério

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 work has been published in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. His books include Abecedário de Aves Brasileiras, My Book of Birds, Turn On the Night, Blue Rider and Moose, Goose, Animals on the Loose. He lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
. . . 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.
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens, starred selection, 2016
  • Commended OLA Best Bets Top Ten, 2016
  • Commended Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices List, 2017