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March 18, 2014

Feathers: Not Just for Flying Book Review

*I received a free book for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

Feathers: Not Just for Flying
By author: Melissa Stewart   Illustrated by: Sarah Brannen

Discover how practical feathers can be!
Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers. Feathers can protect a bird’s skin like sunscreen, attract attention like fancy jewelry, or even distract a predator like a bullfighter’s cape. Curious readers are invited to explore informative sidebars, which underscore specific ways each bird uses its feathers.
Backmatter includes illustrated classifications of feathers and author’s note. 

This book is good for your brain because it provides:
Dual-layer text with informational sidebars; an illustration of how scrapbooking can be used in scientific study


Our Review:
Feathers Not Just for Flying is a wonderful book with a lot of beautiful illustrations. Each page contains a subtitle of an additional function that feathers has. Then along with the illustrations, there are details of how the function is useful. For example, while reading this book, my daughter learned that feathers can dig holes like a backhoe, carry supplies like a forklift, plunge downward like a fishing sinker or hide a bard from predator like camouflage clothing. This book was very informative. For a 2nd grader, the writing was easy enough for her to understand. The explanations for the different functions of feathers were interesting and definitely captivated her.  All in all, this is a wonderful book that we would recommend without any hesitations.

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