Hello Birds, What Do You Say?

Illustrated by Loes Botman

Price:
£5.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Colourful board book that teaches children about the birds living in their gardens, parks and countryside
  • Includes a cheerful robin, beautiful blue tit and majestic swan
  • Uses simple words for young children and sounds that are easy to try out

This bright and lively board book introduces young children to a variety of birds and their special sounds.

Format:
board book
Size:
180 x 153 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Board Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 3 years
Extent:
12 pages
ISBN:
9781782504887
Publication date:
18 Jan 2018

Description

This bright and lively board book introduces young children to a variety of birds and the special sounds they make.

Loes Botman's colourful and detailed illustrations bring the different birds -- including a robin, blue tit, swan, pigeon and duck -- vividly to life. Children will learn to recognise the birds -- many of which live in their gardens, parks and countryside -- and be encouraged to try out their distinctive calls.

The simple concepts and words make this book perfect for exploring with young children.

Reviews

'Like a kindly grandparent, gently pointing out the wonders of nature to a curious child, the book opens readers' eyes (and ears) to the range of birds in our localities. Even grown-ups may discover here birds which they have never noticed or recognised before. Loes Botman's illustrations combine accurate details... with glowing coloured backgrounds. The effect is atmospheric and appealing, as well as being a useful first guide to common birds. Hello Birds is a beautiful first step into nature connection.'
-- Armadillo

'Here is another gorgeous, bright board book from Dutch illustrator Loes Botman... Botman's exquisite detailed illustrations bring the different birds vibrantly to life making this an ideal book to use with young children for identifying different birds in the garden, on a walk in the park or countryside.'
-- Outside in World

'I cannot recommend highly enough the gentle glowing and detailed illustrations which are a feast for the senses.[The book is] of course, very robust and ideal for early childhood settings!'
-- Kindling

'I love garden birds, so I was immediately attracted to this gorgeous board book. I particularly like the detail of the illustrations. Each page depicts one bird, together with words to describe the bird's call, such as ''Chirp chirp says the sparrow,'' so there is plenty to talk about. The book can even be used as a first spotter's guide!'
-- Juno


Praise for Hello Bugs, What Do You Do?

'A perfect book for exploring with young children.'
-- Outside In World

'This is a gorgeous board book.'
-- Juno

'Botman's soft pastels provide highly detailed images of the insects and other creatures... A lovely biology and vocabulary lesson rolled into one.'
-- Kirkus

'With gorgeous illustrations and descriptive words that are fun to say, this is a board book young children will enjoy looking at.'
-- Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

'The soft, bright pastel renderings give detail to each insect. Children may be inspired to act out the simple verbs for each insect. A nice book for little backyard gardeners.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

Author

Loes Botman is an illustrator in the Netherlands. She has been widely exhibited and runs workshops. She is also the illustrator of Hello Animals, What Makes You Special?, Hello Animals, Where Do You Live?, Hello Bugs, What Do You Do? and Hello Farm, How Do You Do?

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.loesbotman.nl

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