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What it's Like to be a Bird

Written by Tim Birkhead

Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Fascinating Facts The Natural World General Non-Fiction Wildlife

What it's Like to be a Bird Synopsis

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Or to live high in the tree tops? Or perhaps you've wondered what birds do when no one is looking?

Birds have some of the most extraordinary - and peculiar - behaviours on the planet. Ravens love PLAYING games. In winter, they sledge down snow-covered rooftops on their bellies, getting faster and faster. Partridges are SNEAKY and know just how to trick hungry foxes. And honeyguides are HELPFUL. They help humans to find the sweetest treat in the forest - honey. These are just some of the incredible stories you'll read in this book.

With fascinating factual detail and playful storytelling from ornithologist Tim Birkhead and vibrant, personality-filled illustrations from Cat Rayner, this book captures what it's really like to be a bird.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526604125
Publication date: 19th August 2021
Author: Tim Birkhead
Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Fascinating Facts, The Natural World, General Non-Fiction, Wildlife

About Tim Birkhead

Tim Birkhead is a professor at the University of Sheffield where he teaches animal behaviour. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and his research has taken him all over the world in the quest to understand the lives of birds. He has written for the Independent, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife. Among his other books are Promiscuity, Great Auk Islands, The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Birds which won the McColvin medal, The Red Canary which won the Consul Cremer Prize, The Wisdom of Birds, Bird Sense and The Most Perfect Thing. He lives in Sheffield. Photo credit Miriam ...

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