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