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Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids

2002
Author:

Laura Erickson
Illustrations by Kathryn Marsaa

Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids

For the Birds [Laura’s first book] is one of the most delightful books that I have read in a long time. Laura’s literary style is absolutely captivating. I recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in birds.

Frank A. Iwen, curator of birds and mammals, University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum

On the wings of Laura Erickson’s award-winning book For the Birds comes Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids. Easy and fun to use, Sharing the Wonder is a delightful book that helps caring adults introduce kids to the fascinating world of birds.

Chock-full of creative activities, this hands-on guide goes way beyond teaching bird identification. In her light-hearted style, Erickson paves the way for children to discover—with a little help from you—the beauty and significance of birds, how their bodies work, why they behave as they do, and why it’s critical to protect and care for them.

Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids will show you how to kindle children’s interest in birds, giving them the joy and pride of discovering these natural treasures for themselves.

Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids

Laura Erickson is the author of the award-winning book For the Birds: An Uncommon Guide. “For the Birds,” her popular radio program, airs on several public radio stations. Laura has received numerous awards for ornithological research, conservation, and writing. She lives in Duluth with her husband, daughter, two sons, and a Blue Jay named Sneakers.

Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids

For the Birds [Laura’s first book] is one of the most delightful books that I have read in a long time. Laura’s literary style is absolutely captivating. I recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in birds.

Frank A. Iwen, curator of birds and mammals, University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum

I heartily endorse this book because the author once sent me a tapeworm that came from a bird.

Dave Barry, syndicated humor columnist

Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

1 The Magic of Birds
2 A Few Tools of the Trade
3 Attracting Birds to Home and School
4 Bird Identification Starters
5 Planning Bird Outings with Kids
6 Learning about Bird Behavior
7 Learning How Bird Bodies Work
8 Helping Children Save Birds

Appendix I—The Write Stuff
Appendix II—Simple Gifts

Raven pouch
Origami cranes
Tray feeder
Judy's bird
Drawing birds

Appendix III—Additional Books

Index