Robert Bateman’s unique talents as an artist, naturalist and storyteller make him the ideal guide to the world of birding. His marvelous paintings and accessible text introduce children to the wonder of familiar birds. Beautifully crafted sections include special features on identifying, feeding and finding backyard birds. Key facts about the different species are conveyed in fieldguide style through special sketchbook sidebars. Backyard Birds is the perfect introduction and a wonderful book for fledgling birders, and for any fans of Robert Bateman’s art.
Winner, Canadian Science Writers, Science in Society Children’s Book Award, 2005
Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers’ Choice), 2008
Short-listed, OLA SIlver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2007
Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2006
Short-listed, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, 2006