Tuesday, 3 March 2015

All the little birdies go tweet! tweet! tweet!

Except they don't, actually. And if you'd like to help your children discover what they really do then The Little Book Of Garden Bird Songs is for you.

Published just in time for spring by Fine Feather Press (a specialist natural history publishing house) it features twelve British feathered favourites including the Blackbird, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robin, Song Thrush and Wren.

This high-quality board book is chunky enough for even the smallest hands to manage and includes a page of beautifully illustrated information about each of the birds featured. But what brings it to life is the sound bar, which enables you to identify each bird by its song.

Andrea Pinnington of Fine Feather Press said:

We're keen to get Britain back to nature, but especially our youngsters. By encouraging them to look and listen to the world around them, they become more engaged and are more likely to remember the things they've learnt. It's the perfect book for families, as together, they can listen out for birds when out walking, or in their gardens and even in the city.

We had our own special feathered visitors this morning: three ducks appeared on the drive, scrubbing around in the bushes and - it would seem - searching for a nest site. Here's Charlie's news report on this subject (move over Chris Packham!):

Which just goes to show how enthused and excited kids can be by the natural world. And there's no better way for them to start learning than with this wonderful book. The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs (ISBN: 978-1-908489-25-8) is available direct from Fine Feather Press or all good bookshops priced £12.99. 

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