A classroom favorite and beautiful, informative first glance at parrots from the creators of the award-winning About… and About Habitats series.
“An appealing and comprehensive introduction.” ―Kirkus Reviews
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what parrots are, what they do, and how they live.
With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diverse population of parrots—from the colorful Blue Lorikeets of the Polynesian Islands to the Rosy-faced Lovebirds of southwestern Africa. An afterword provides more details.
About Parrots is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.
“The author offers solid material, including food for thought about the pet parrot industry and the risk of disappearing habitats. The watercolor paintings are real showstoppers — the parrots stand out like jewels against muted landscapes.” ―School Library Journal
“Uniquely attractive work with which to round out the bird section…an appealing and comprehensive introduction.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“This book presents basic information along with varied, beautiful watercolor paintings. A colorful addition to the long-running About… series.” ―Booklist
“An excellent reader selection for the young student.” ―NSTA Recommends
NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2014
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ― National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2015
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2015
AR Level: 2.3
F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre I
Themes: Parrot Behavior, Parrot Characteristics, Parrot Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
BISAC 3: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection