BIRDS 1: A COLORING ADVENTURE IN CANADIAN THEMES
Robert W. Nero.
Robert W. Nero.
Volume 10 Number 4.
There are thirty-one descriptions plus black-and-white line drawings of each bird per book. The descriptions appear accurate and are consistent in content with other well-known bird books giving information on nesting habits, calls, colour markings, food, particular habits, size, and special adaptations. Small Canadian breeding range maps are given for each bird. The drawings seem accurate and tend to stress the most common view one gets, e.g., ducks in water, warbler on a branch.
The purpose of this particular book format leaves me somewhat baffled. The accompanying colour descriptions are not complete enough on their own and would require an additional coloured picture for the novice to compare. The large line drawings invite copying, especially by teachers, and yet the entire works are copyrighted and reproduction is specifically prohibited. The probability of class sets being purchased is extremely low, but the accurate colouring of these drawings would be beneficial for students learning to identify local birds. I think the idea is great but wish the publishers had been able to permit duplicating.
Hugh A. Cook, Spenvalley P. S., Willowdale, ON.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
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