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Watching Water Birds
by Jim Arnosky
Naturalist Jim Arnoskys lively first-person text and captivating, full-color artwork give young readers an intriguing close-up look at the habits, habitats, and distinctive features of loons, gulls, herons, and other water birds. Includes lots of fun facts and details that reinforce natural science concepts taught in elementary school.
The Nest: an Artist's Sketchbook
by Maryjo Koch, Gretel Ehrlich
"...this luxurious, oversized volume is brimming with beautifully drawn four-color images of approximately 50 different species of birds--and their nests--from around the world.
"For the first time ever in book form, here is comprehensive range of remarkable, lifelike illustrations of bird nests, eggs, and feathers rendered in actual size. Sure to delight bird watchers as well as lovers of art and nature, The Nest not only offers a close-up look at these fascinating creatures and their intricately woven homes but is a thoughtful study of natural forms and color as well. The handwritten text, pencil-etched details, and colorful watercolor and pen-and-ink art-all packaged in a deluxe format-give this lovely volume both the intimate feel of a bird watcher's field journal and artist's sketchbook. The wealth of drawings, field observations, and fascinating bird facts make this a useful reference and irresistible collectible."
Koch also illustrated Bird Egg Feather Nest, Dragonfly Beetle Butterfly Bee, Seed Leaf Flower Fruit, and Pond Lake River Sea.