We love this time of year. The garden is full of birds and wildlife and the children love being outside. We love to share books about nature and were recently introduced to The Secret Life of Birds by Moira Butterfield, a gorgeous illustrated book for children.
The Secret Life of Birds by Moira Butterfield
Did you know that birds navigate by invisible pathways in the sky, that they can call to each other in thousands of different ways and they can be as tall as a fridge, such as the male ostrich, or as small as a little finger, such as the bee hummingbird? The Secret Life of Birds is a collection of delightful stories and engaging facts, which imparts a love of birds and of nature on the next generation, inspiring them to look after the world around them.
Learn about nest-building and bird babies, feathers and beaks, flying journeys, bird calls, really unusual-looking birds, and ways to spot birds and help them near where you live. Sumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical gift that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy, creating a book to be poured over time and again.
Moira Butterfield is an internationally-published children’s book author. Her work includes picture books, board books, fiction and highly-commended non-fiction books that seek to spark a child’s imagination about our world. She studied literature and has lived in and travelled to many places across the world. She currently lives in Bath, UK, with her family, where she loves to cycle, sew and sing.
Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her interest in art began at a young age, using drawing to express herself and her inner imaginary world. She uses watercolour, coloured pencil and digital processes to create a blend of traditional texture with a modern look and feel.
The Secret Life of Birds by Moira Butterfield and illustrated by Vivian Mineker was published on 17th May. It’s perfect for ages 7-11 and published by Happy Yak, priced £12.99. Read on for your chance to win a copy.
Win a copy of The Secret Life of Birds
One reader of the gingerbread house can win a copy of The Secret Life of Birds by Moira Butterfield. To enter my giveaway you must answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment to win, there are some bonus entries too. The giveaway is open to those with a UK postal address only and ends on 26th June. The winners names will appear on this post. Good luck!
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