Tuesday, August 5, 2014

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: About Parrots by Cathryn Sill


ABOUT THE BOOK

In this appealing addition to the acclaimed About series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what parrots are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of parrots, from the colorful Blue Lorikeets of the Polynesian Islands to the Rosy-faced Lovebirds of southwestern Africa. An afterword provides details on the parrots featured and inspires readers to learn more.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

REVIEW

Another fabulous book by the Sills. I'm not sure what I can say about this one that I haven't said about previous books.  I learned a lot about parrots, where and how they live, and why so many species are in danger.  Each page has one or two sentences accompanied by a beautiful illustration.  There is a section at the end of the book that gives more information about parrots in general as well as about each of the highlighted species.  A great book for young bird lovers.

EXCERPTS







GIVEAWAY

1 print copy of About Parrots
US only
Ends 8/13/2014

a Rafflecopter giveaway

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday 8/4- Jean Little Library
Tuesday 8/5- Geo Librarian and Kid Lit Reviews
Wednesday 8/6- Chat with Vera
Thursday 8/7- Blue Owl and Kid Lit Frenzy
Friday 8/8- The Fourth Musketeer


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