Saturday, December 29, 2018

Book Review: The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs

by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham

A partial synopsis from Bas Bleu:  Geared toward the youngest of birders, this handy little board book may actually become a resource for the whole family! A dozen common backyard birds are profiled—from a house wren to a great horned owl to a song sparrow—with a detailed illustration, interesting facts, and (best of all!) an audio recording of each one's unique song.

My Thoughts:  This delightful book was a Christmas gift for a child that is very special to us.  It is filled with beautiful illustrations along with recordings of song birds.  While Handsome Husband and I were looking through it prior to wrapping, our Kati Cat became very curious.  As we played the songs, she began sniffing and pawing at the book!  I guess she thinks they are pretty life like!   Handsome Husband played the Mourning Dove several times.  That one was his favorite, but I think I enjoyed the owl the most.

Our Cutie Pie recipient of this book loved it, easily pressing the button that matched bird we were reading about.  This present was a big hit!

Did you give books for Christmas this year?  What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci


  1. Good evening! !
    It is 9:30 PM on 30th Japan time now.
    It is the custom of Japan's year end.
    In the year end, we say “Yoi otoshi wo” to each other wishing for the coming
    year to be pleasurable.
    The New Year season is the most significant season for the Japanese.
    All the Christmas décor is switched to the New Year’s in a blink.
    Major New Year icons are the pine tree, bamboo, plums and so on. All of them are symbols of good fortune and longevity.

  2. Hello, it is a wonderful gift. I love listening to the birds singing. I guess your kitty does too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks also for the comment and visit to my blog.

  3. That's so cute! When I try to figure out a new bird, I'll play the sound from the internet. The cats come running!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!


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