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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Review: World of Birds

First there was World of Forests.

Now, Robert Hunter is back with World of Birds.

Engaging, interactive, deliciously illustrated, it ticks all the boxes for a non-fiction picture book that will grab and engage readers. 

Each double spread takes us to a different habitat (forest, desert, ice), and features several stunning birds. 

The birds are numbered and accompanied by a lovely snippet of information, each exciting and interesting, highlighting the things that make the birds unique.

On each double spread, you’ll also find a 'press here' button that plays the sounds of all the birds on the page in numbered order. These realistic and beautiful sounds really grab your attention, and it is so much fun to pick out each bird’s call as you listen.

At the back of the book there are even more facts about birds and each of the habitats explored in the book, plus another opportunity to press all the buttons throughout the book and celebrate the beautiful song of our flying friends.

Colourful, detailed and also accurate, the illustrations are just so stunning. Every time I read this book with children, I find we must read it slowly because the kids always want to take their time exploring the pictures in detail, spotting the birds and identifying the differences between them.

I love that a book of facts can be made so interesting, engaging and interactive for kids. This book is a treat and it’s one kids will come back to again and again.

Title: World of Birds
Author/Illustrator: Robert Hunter
Publisher: Quarto, $27.99
Publication Date: April 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781786030832
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book, Junior Non-Fiction

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