Take a flight through the ABC's with a flock of fun feathered friends. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Blue-footed Boobies, loons, cuckoos and many other fascinating birds introduce little ones to the alphabet. Eye-catching and humorous photographs combine with fun facts to entertain and educate inquisitive young minds about the wonderful world of birds.
To aid in our effort to reconnect children with nature, we will be donating a portion of the proceeds from B is for Bufflehead to habitat conservation and environmental education programs. Please visit the Cool Links page for more information!
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This ABC guide to birds introduces young readers to the avocet, cuckoo, eagle, loon, quail, and many other species. The author's short, lively commentaries about each bird, told from the bird's point of view, appear next to his exceptional photographs.
--Birder's World Magazine, December 2009.
B is for Bufflehead: a MUST book for young future bird lovers!
This book will send your children on many fun-filled flights through their ABC's with a flock of fascinating feathered friends. One thing that separates this fun-filled children's book from others is the use of beautiful color photographs taken by the author. . . .You should definitely add this book to your youngster's (hopefully) ever-growing library. And don't be surprised if you end up liking it as much as your child (or even more!).
--Gary Bogue, Contra Costa Times, September 30th, 2009.
Steve Hutchcraft has a stunning knack for capturing birds on camera as they make expressive poses or exhibit delightful behaviors. The stunning photographs coupled with the poetic prose that accompanies each picture quickly engages the young reader into the joys of learning about the ABCs of birds. This is a book that will not only engage children, but also parents or grandparents who wish to share a fun reading experience with their child or grandchild.
--Ted Robertson, Environmental Programs Director, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley
B is for Bufflehead [is] an interesting ABC book. The pictures were incredible and the variety of birds, mixing common with the not-so common, kept me reading. . . . Good addition to a school library.
--The Brain Lair, September 27, 2009
As a former school teacher and principal, I would recommend B is for Bufflehead for placement in all elementary school libraries. Gifting a child with the book will make it a reference source for the child well into adulthood for use at home, when camping, and when traveling to other locations. And, the photos, alone, may cause some children to take up the popular and enjoyable hobby of bird watching.
--Bruce Marhenke, retired elementary school principal and teacher
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