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|Author: Carol L. Malnor and Sandy F. Fuller
Illustrator: Louise Schroeder
Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback • $16.95
This is the second in a series designed to inspire youngsters to appreciate birds. In this episode, the BLUES follow in the footsteps of the great birder, Roger Tory Peterson, and discover birds along all of North America’s coasts, from Newfoundland to Alaska. Kids love to follow the fun-filled personalities of the five cartoon birds even while they learn about remarkable REAL birds. Bird facts and birding tips are scattered throughout. Major birders and birding organizations have endorsed the BLUES series.
Kids, parents, and educators! You can find activities, bird song samples, photos and more in “The BLUES Go Birding Interactive Clubhouse” located at thebluesgobirding.com
In their next adventure, The BLUES Go Extreme Birding, the BLUES go around the world and see record-setting birds, ranging from the enormous ostrich to the briliant but tiny sungem
- Mom’s Choice Gold Award
“The Blues Go Birding at Wild America’s Shores is an imaginative illustrated story of five comical bluebird characters named Bing, Lulu, Uno, Eggbert, and Sammi who go birdwatching following in the footsteps of famous birder Roger Tory Peterson from Newfoundland, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and across the Pacific and north to Alaska. In their travels the Blues see snowy egrets, great blue herons, laughing gulls, roseate terns, Atlantic puffins, American oystercatchers, magnificent frigate birds, sandpipers, Brandt’s cormorant, brown pelicans, winter wrens, thick-billed immures, and common loons. The Blues make funny comments about their sightings and send newsy postcards home, while displaying bird notes and field guides with additional details about each type of bird. Many more learning activities and bird-related resources are listed at the book’s end, and beautiful bird illustrations stud the pages of The Blues Go Birding at Wild America’s Shores. This book is ideal for natural science study, appealing to children ages 5-9.”
— Midwest Book Review (November 2010)
“The BLUES captures the pace and excitement of a birding expedition—the satisfaction of seeing a wonderful bird quickly progresses to wanting to see the next wonderful bird. I wish I’d had a book like this when I was seven. The BLUES can help budding birders find the fast track to a joyous lifetime pursuit.”
— Julie Zickefoose, NPR commentator, author, Letters from Eden
“The BLUES’ ‘Wild America’ adventure is a fun and informative introduction to the bird habitats of coastal North America. The fact that the story recalls the adventures of Roger Tory Peterson, the father of modern bird watching, is a real plus.”
— Mark Baldwin, Director of Education, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History