Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 18
- Grade: k to 12
A stunning album of some of the most beautiful birds in North America.
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.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
About the author
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 many highly acclaimed books include My Book of Birds (described in Booklist as “striking and beautiful”); At the Pond (two starred reviews); Friends (one starred review); Blue Rider (two starred reviews); Turn On the Night (three starred reviews) and The Egg (two starred reviews). His work has been published in many countries, including Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto.
- Commended, Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices List
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens, starred selection
- Commended, OLA Best Bets Top Ten