Friday, August 28, 2015

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen.

You may think feathers are just for flying. You couldn't be more wrong. Author Melissa Stewart explores sixteen different ways that birds use feathers.

Thoughts: Fascinating! I was familiar with some of the ways birds use their feathers (flying, attracting, and sliding), but the others were a total surprise. Stewart's text is engaging and easy for readers to relate to. Using similes is a great way to engage readers. Brannen's watercolor installations are exquisite. I like the layout--very like a nature journal. I look forward to using this book for elementary outreach later this year.

Themes: Birds, Elementary Outreach

(Charlesbridge, 2014)

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