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Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators

by Jim Arnosky

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From a bird's lover perspective this book is genius. The photography will make children feel inevitable attracted to the detailed pictures. The information is well organized and does more than its job at providing well educational information on these species. What i particularly loved about this book were the small details it carried such as measurements and categories.
  jenmarin09 | Dec 6, 2015 |
This is a well illustrated book which identifies flying predators. It describes owls, eagles, hawks, falcons, herons, pelicans, etc. with fold-out pages to demonstrate life size parts.Illustrations are done with acrylics and white chalk pencils. Text and pictures keeps ones attention. Great for science, read aloud, and discussions.
  JuliannOlson2015 | Nov 30, 2015 |
This is a really beautiful book. I would say that it's really all about the amazing illustrations by Jim Arnosky. The book looks at many different birds of prey and shows the elements and features that make them unique. I loved the fold out pages so you could understand the scale of their size. I also loved the detail he went into when describing their different parts (claws, beak etc.). We are doing a birds of prey until in the winter and I'll buy this book for sure to have my kids look at. There is some great information and amazing pictures they would love. ( )
  LaurenCollins85 | Nov 24, 2015 |
Illustrator/author Jim Arnosky shows readers life size illustrations in paint of large predatory birds. He calls these birds Thunderbirds after the Native American Spirit that brought thunder and lightning. His illustrations are accompanied by scientific information about the birds habits, physical appearance, and insight from his visits studying these birds in their natural habitat and in sanctuaries. Information is put into a narrative format, adding an element of story to the learning process.
  emifoltz | Aug 13, 2015 |
Great Illustrations! I learned so many things about predator birds with this book.
  LBraaten | Jun 8, 2015 |
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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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