Burgess Bird Book for Children

USD $11.95

Parents, teachers, and young readers all over the world have enthusiastically welcomed the Dover reprints of Thornton Burgess’s classic nature books, including the perennial bestseller, The Adventures of Peter Cottontail. In the present volume, the author’s goal of introducing children to the fascinating subject of bird life is brilliantly realized in story fashion. While “interviewing” Slaty the Junco, Redwing the Blackbird, Melody the Wood Thrush, Spooky the Screech Owl, and dozens of other common birds, our guides, Peter Rabbit and saucy Jenny Wren — and, of course, the reader — learn about their physical appearances, eating and nesting habits, and songs and calls. Over eighty years after its first publication, the book remains noteworthy and valuable for its extraordinarily successful blend of information and entertainment.

Reprint of the Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1943 edition.
Author: Thornton W. Burgess

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These animal story books are a perfect compliment to the second grade Animal Fables block, the third grade Farming (and foraging) block, and the fourth grade Man & Animal Block. They can be used as read-aloud treat in the afternoons, evenings before bed, or weekends. They can also be used for “quiet time” when a fourth grade student wants or needs to read alone. I always recommend these books as a compliment to the Earthschooling Fourth Grade Curriculum.


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Weight 0.65 lbs