Lola and I are on a bird-love spree. It all started with this gorgeous bird matching game.
Each pair consists of one male and one female, and the set contains 25 pairs. It is surprising how different a male and female of the same species can appear, so it’s a bit more sophisticated than your average matching game. I was thrilled at how quickly Lola caught on and how much excitement she had over this game. The cards are beautiful and quite thick, and the drawings are absolutely lovely. [I think we may need the bingo game in this series next. Maybe Bugs!]
Just today, she was looking at another book and immediately recognized a puffin. Excitedly, she got out her bird cards and found the matching puffin card. I absolutely love these connections!
After enjoying the bird matching game, I decided to get out our very simple picture book About Birds (pictured above and below). Each page has very little text, but the illustrations are beautiful and each bird is identified. Several of the bird cards match up, so we had to get them out to compare.
At the end of the book, the authors provide a few pages with additional details about each bird.
Now we are reading An Egg is Quiet (pictured below). This whole series by Dianna Hutts Aston is exquisite, and A Nest Is Noisy is another perfect bird-love companion. They are like taking a peek into an incredible nature journal, with watercolor illustrations and charming text.
Each page gives details about eggs (bird and other kinds): shapes, textures, patterns, and more.
On the very last page, we see a two-page spread of animals that come from eggs. It looks like we have more matching to do tomorrow!
I think Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World is up next for our wonder and delight.