What It's Like to Be A Bird (Adapted for Young Readers)

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This edition for young readers is adapted from the bestselling work of the same name, written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley. Readers will find a unique treasure trove of fascinating facts about birds, paired with more than 300 full-color illustrations—some life-size! The extraordinary world of birds is brought to life on the page.

Did you know that many species of birds have sensory abilities that surpass those of humans or that some birds spend the entire winter in the air, and even sleep while flying? Have you ever wondered why birds have feathers? Have you noticed that some birdsong sounds like a musical scale?

Maybe you’re more interested in “how” questions: How do birds actually fly or swim? How and why do some birds migrate? How do they find food? How do they take care of their offspring?  Birds are not only beautiful and fascinating, but they also serve an essential role in our ecosystem.
This book shows how birds and humans are intrinsically connected.

It’s perfect for dedicated birdwatchers or for anyone who simply delights in noticing birds in their neighborhood. Readers can explore, share, and return to the pages again and again, each time gaining a broader appreciation for our enchanting feathered friends.    

Hardcover for ages 10 and up.