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Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying…

Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators

by Jim Arnosky

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Arnosky is a premier wildlife artist, and this book highlights his immense artistic skills. I loved the idea of a book that focuses solely on birds of prey and uses illustrations to highlight the many facets of what makes them so deadly. I have this book in my classroom, and my students love to flip through the pages and pick out the birds they like are the "coolest". ( )
  kberryman44 | Dec 6, 2014 |

Jim Arnosky is a pro at wildlife illustration and this book is no disappointment. In Thunder Birds, Arnosky has chosen to highlight the biggest and strongest of birds. He mixes his wonderful personal narrative with fold-out life size illustrations that will thoroughly engage readers, both young and old. This book will definitely inspire readers to grab a pair of binoculars and search out their own "thunder birds".
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  Nancy.Castaldo | Nov 3, 2014 |
The book is about birds and includes incredible photographs and interesting factual information about different kinds of birds.
  laurlou | Jun 10, 2014 |
A beautifully illustrated informational book about various predatory birds. This book would appeal to many readers, both odler and younger. The layout of the book keeps readers interested with fold-out pages and life-size depictions of some birds, and there is a load of information included about each one. This is a very nice book!
  ameliagilbertson | Jun 9, 2014 |
This book is about different types of birds and the features that make them unique. I enjoyed this book because of the photography they put into the book to show the different birds. I would use this in a classroom of young readers who need to be introduced to wildlife and learn more about birds. ( )
  AliciaFine | Jun 8, 2014 |
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This expository text describes a great number of amazing birds.  It even includes full size, fold-out pictures of the birds, some of whom have wing spans of great lengths.  It would be a fantastic resource when doing a lesson on birds.
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The author describes and identifies winged predators, and explains why there are no feathers on a vulture's head, which bird is the deep-diving champ, and what makes an owl's wings perfectly silent in flight, in a text with fold-out pages.

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