Award-winning children's author Susan Vande Griek has created a unique exploration of the magnificence of birds in flight. Illustrator Mark Hoffmann captures the animals with bold, highly engaging artwork that makes this book a visual standout among traditional nature books. All of the factual content has been verified by ornithological experts. End matter includes further information about each bird and a glossary. Along with the book's use for poetry units, it also has applications for life science lessons on animals and the characteristics of living things.
"A fresh and original approach to the study of birds and words." — Kirkus Reviews
"Centered on the peculiar and charming verbs describing specific patterns and types of bird flight, this book pairs poetry and prose to explore the aerial behaviors of 12 species." — Publishers Weekly
“... engaging and practical.” — Quill & Quire
“This nice combination of poetry, prose, and illustrations make this a good read-aloud and book to share.” — School Library Journal
"“An elegant introduction to the wonder of flight ...” — Booklist