Saturday, May 10, 2014
Book Review: Little Bird Lost
I’m so glad my biodographer Fiona Ingram is back into blogging after her poor doggie Chloe got so badly bitten. (Don’t worry, she is all better now!) I can’t manage to post any blogs without her help.
Anyway, in the meantime, I’ve been reading a fantastic book about birds. It’s called Little Bird Lost. “Birds?” you may ask. Not dogs? Today this book review is about birds. I don’t usually get to see birds up close because they are so high off the ground, and apart from my own experience with the Pigeon Ladies Flying Club in my adventure (where I kept my eyes shut most of the time), I only see them flying high above me. I had never seen a baby bird either, until I read this book about a little bird that may have been lost.
Oooh, it was nail-biting to say the least. Steve and Kate Larkinson wrote this book after Steve found a nest of baby swallows under the eaves of a bakery (Not sure what eaves are but it must be high off the ground). Anyway, there were supposed to be four baby birds, and then one of the babies disappeared. I was so worried that I chewed my paw-nails! Had it fallen out of the nest? Would the mommy and daddy bird find it? Where could it be? Was it scared?
The best thing about this book—actually two best things—are the photos and the way the story is told in rhyme. The photos are so clear that I was astonished to see what a baby bird looks like up close. The rhymes made me want to sing along. I loved this book to bits and I hope Steve and Kate write more books so people can learn about nature and animals and wildlife. I give this wonderful book five stars. Oh yes, there’s a cute video on YouTube that I just loved!