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Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying…

Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators

by Jim Arnosky

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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 |
A What a great book! The pictures are amazing. The facts are presented in a kid-friendly format and reading level. Kids will love the layout and the fold out pages that bring the birds to life.
  burtmiller | Jun 6, 2015 |
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".
  ThisIsNotSophie | Jun 3, 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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