The creator of The Egg returns to her avian explorations with this wondrous, charming, and informative examination of feathers.
Hailed as “a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure… fertile ground for conversation and imagination,” (Midwest Book Review) Britta Teckentrup’s The Egg introduced children to one of nature’s most perfect creations. Now, employing the same earth-tone coloring and delicate illustrations that have made her an enormously popular children’s author, Teckentrup turns her gaze to the endlessly fascinating feather. What are they made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? By providing accessible answers to these and other questions, this delightful book introduces young readers to the wonders of “plumology,” while also drawing them in with enchanting illustrations. An exquisitely rendered fusion of art and science, this marvelous book satisfies young readers’ natural curiosity about the world around them.
“Britta Teckentrup’s Birds and Their Feathers is an absolutely beautiful exploration of bird feathers! From the different kinds of feathers, their uses, various cultural significance, and more, this book discusses it all in captivating and easily accessible terms. With stunning illustrations that feature warm, natural colors and mesmerizing details, this book wonderfully celebrates both science and art.” –Word Spelunking
“This is an unusually beautiful and interesting book that takes the reader, young or old, on a journey of understanding feathers.” –Chat with Vera
“The book beautifully blends fascinating facts about plumage and birds with breathtaking artwork to give readers a wonderful introduction to this area of the natural world.” –Mom Read It