Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Birds (Just Like Us) by Bridget Heos -NO

Heos, Bridget Birds (Just Like Us) PICTURE BOOK. HMH, 2017.  $15.
This book features tons of information about birds presented in the format of comparing them to humans. Such as singing, dancing, decorating a home, raising a family, eating, and more. Lots of busy cartoon illustrations and some photographs fill each page to the brim.
I was prepared to be thrilled after reading the ant book in this series, but this one wasn’t nearly as good. The comparison didn’t go quite as well and there was less text and less interesting facts. I was frustrated with the sketchy cartoon illustrations as I think in the case of birds, photographs would have served much better, like showing off birds who knit and bowerbirds blue bowers. The cover is busy, dated, and unappealing.

EL(K-3) –NOT RECOMMENDED.  Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

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