Birds from Head to Tail

Stacey Roderick
Kwanchai Moriya

In this fun informational picture book, children can test their knowledge of birds, one body part at a time. “What bird has eyes like this?” asks a spread showing a close-up illustration of the body part without revealing the rest of the bird's body. “A bald eagle!” answers the following spread, which features an illustration of the whole bird in its habitat, along with intriguing information about its unique body part and what makes it special. Eight birds in all are featured, along with another eight on an additional spread at the back of the book.

This entertaining addition to the popular Head to Tail series is a perfect for read-aloud. It features eight fascinating birds from around the world --- including the kiwi, blue-footed booby and arctic tern --- with an additional eight birds described and illustrated in the back matter. Striking cut-paper collage illustrations by Kwanchai Moriya make the books in this series visual standouts and add to their appeal. With fun facts about each bird's special features, characteristics and habitat, this title has direct applications to the second-grade life science curriculum on the physical characteristics and habitats of living things. And the guessing game component offers a terrific opportunity for critical thinking and reasoning.

978-1-77138-925-9 | Oct 2, 2018
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $18.99
4-color 9 x 9 36 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-5253-0173-5 | Oct 2, 2018
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $9.99

Awards & Reviews

“Engaging, attractive, and informative, a good choice for group storytime as well as one-on-one sharing.”
— Kirkus Reviews, July 2018
“Previous books in the “Head to Tail” series have been engaging, informative and just plain fun to read. Birds from Head to Tail, with its combination of familiar and lesser known birds, is completely consistent with the series' fine quality.”
— CM Magazine, September 2018
“... an entertaining, interactive game ...”
— Quill & Quire, October 2018
“An easy pick for most libraries.”
— School Library Journal, November 2018
“... a great option to read aloud, and animal lovers are sure to be interested in the great assortment of birds from around the world.”
— Resource Links, December 2018
2019 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College, Listed
2019 - Delaware Diamonds Award, Diamond State Reading Association, Short-listed
2019 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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