Bird Watch

by Christie Matheson, Christie Matheson

On Sale: 02/26/2019

Bird Watch

by Christie Matheson

illustrated by Christie Matheson

On Sale: 02/26/2019


About the Book

From the author of the acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree!

Count backward from ten as you search for hidden birds in this seek-and-find picture book. Delicate artwork, a focus on counting, and an engaging treasure hunt will entice fans of Janell Cannon's Stellaluna and Steve Light’s Have You Seen My Dragon?

There are treasures hiding in the trees! Can you find them? From the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Tap the Magic Tree, this stunning picture book merges basic math concepts with elements of a treasure hunt.

With different species of birds and other forest animals hiding in the trees and bushes, there is something new to discover on every page. Patience is rewarded as readers learn to count backward from ten, meet new birds, and learn about the diverse ecosystem of the forest. Beautiful watercolor-and-collage art, a playful counting text, and a search-and-find theme will inspire children and parents to return to Bird Watch again and again.

And for curious young birders, a page of information about bird-watching and the different birds that appear in the book is included.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“Matheson takes readers on a tranquil counting and bird-watching expedition. ...Airy watercolors featuring light strokes and pale skies give the spreads a feeling of openness. ...Matheson urges readers to observe the natural world with wide-open senses.” - Publishers Weekly

“From 10 black-capped chickadees to a single great horned owl, a countdown seek-and-find presents common birds. . . .It requires significant patience and persistence to find them all; the reward is a special surprise. . . .Fun and surprisingly successful as an invitation to look closely at the natural world.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Inviting. . .provides practice in visual discrimination, as well as fun for fans of seek-and-find pictures. . . .An absorbing picture book.” - ALA Booklist

“Urging children to look carefully, Matheson’s watercolor and collage illustrations uses a soft, quiet palette to marvel at the beauty of the natural world. . . .This engaging work will be useful as a nature study, a counting book, and as a fun way to promote careful observation. A peaceful look at nature for little ones.” - School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062393401
  • ISBN 10: 0062393405
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 02/26/2019
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds

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