I love to wander around the picture book section in book stores. I usually gather a handful of books, find a chair, and enjoy a slow read. The other night I was bone tired, but I was in the shopping center with a book store. I had to stop in to do a quick browse. I didn’t buy, but I found a couple to add to my wish list.
Have you seen this book? Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual Hardcover by Kate Samworth is a unique picture book. I was entranced as I thumbed through the pages. The premise is you select body parts to build your own bird.
I can see this being a fun project for students to take on to create a unique bird to match a specific environment. The explanations for each body part allows you to select just the right features. This would be perfect in a unit of study on animal adaptations.
Then I saw Weeds Find a Way by by Cindy Jenson-Elliott. I remembered seeing this reviewed on a blog and thinking darn, why didn’t I think of this? When I ride my bike, I see so many weeds. Some are beautiful, some are not. Now this is on my wish list too.
I wish nonfiction books were like these two books when I was younger. I think I would have read and reread them until the pages were worn.