The Little Book of the Dawn Chorus
|Publisher||Fine Feather Press Ltd|
|No. of Pages||Board book | 26 pages|
The Little Book of the Dawn Chorus is a sound book of genuine charm, whose attractiveness persists well beyond the novelty of pushing the buttons. From the little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese of the yellowhammer s call to the coo, coo-oo, cook of the collared dove, the members of the chorus are lovingly counted off, with their Latin names, the times before sunrise at which they sing and enticing titbits of trivia such as the fact that a starling can imitate a chainsaw offered up against a background of crisp, vivid bird photography. This sweet-voiced introduction to a true quotidian miracle will make twitchers of listeners young or old; it may also prompt the purchase of sister volumes, chronicling the songs of ¬garden and woodland birds. Suitable for anyone aged 3 years and above.