A First Book of Beautiful Bird Songs
The best bird voices from around the world
|By||Fred Van Gessel|
|Book Size||195 x 150 x 15 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Subject Classification||Picture books, activity books & early learning material / Interactive & activity books & packs / Novelty, toy & die-cut books / Sound story, noisy books, musical books|
Listening to birds singing is said to improve mood and boost positive feelings and even health. So what could be better than this collection of 12 remarkable bird songs from around the world, which can be played at the touch of a button. It doesn’t matter you’re five years old or eighty-five, listening to our feathered friends will open your eyes to a whole new world that lives all around us. This beautifully illustrated sound guide is the perfect way to introduce both children and adults, and especially families, to the wonders of bird song.
Each of the species covered – Little Spotted Kiwi, Brolga, King Penguin, Helmeted Hornbill, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Tui, Golden Whistler, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Wood Thrush, Blue Rock-thrush, Common Nightingale and Song Sparrow – has a short description explaining some fascinating facts about that bird, plus a handful of beautiful colour photographs illustrating the subject. Then uniquely, and separating this title from other bird song books, the reader can then press the relevant button on the panel on the side of the book and a burst of the bird’s song will be played via the built-in speaker.
Fred van Gessel
Highly respected author Fred van Gessel has been recording the bird sounds of Australia for more than 40 years, building up a huge knowledge of the subject during that time. His previous books include Backyard Bird Sounds for Reed New Holland.