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|Author: Carol L. Malnor and Sandy F. Fuller
Illustrator: Louise Schroeder
Retail Price: Paperback • $8.95 | Hardback • $16.95
Want to inspire kids to appreciate birds? What better way than to highlight the most “extreme” birds of them all? – like the fastest flying, deepest diving, keenest hearing? Here is another “lighthearted romp with solid information” about REAL birds. It’s also a disguised geography lesson as the BLUES travel visit every continent in their search for the most “extreme” birds on Earth. Lots of field guide information rounds out a book filled with both fun and information.
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
- 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Award – Honor Award (Children’s Picture Book, Ages 6+)
— Kirkus Reviews (February 15, 2011)
“The Blues Go Extreme Birding is another epic adventure in birdwatching with the five cartoon bluebirds, Bing, Lulu, Uno, Eggbert, and Sammi. This time the Blues decide to go extreme birding, trying to discover record-setting birds around the globe. The Blues Go Extreme Birding is designed to appeal to children ages 5-9, and is a wonderful invitation to explore the wonders of nature. As the Blues undertake their adventure tour, pertinent facts and data are presented in sidebar paragraphs, embedded in the fantastic and accurate illustrations. Each Blue has a different personality and specific interests and skills that help direct the successful birdwatching expedition. At the end of the book is an artist’s illustration of a global map with pictures of the unusual species of birds they saw and where they saw them. Further suggestions for interested young birdwatchers are presented at the end of the book. The Blues Go Extreme Birding presents many fascinating facts about the numerous species of birds encountered during the trip, providing excellent additional natural science education opportunities.”
— Midwest Book Review (May 2011)