Summary If you were an ostrich, how would you disguise yourself? It can’t be easy. But the narrator of Undercover Ostrich believes that these large birds are experts at camouflage. The illustrations, however, tell a different story. When the narrator challenges readers to find… Continue Reading “Undercover Ostrich Lesson Activity”
Summary of Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me What does a bowerbird have in common with author/illustrator Susan L. Roth? It turns out a lot! In her story, Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me, Roth describes her art process in an interesting… Continue Reading “Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me”
Read Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and Other Poems of Birds in Flight to learn about animal behavior. Follow the illustration techniques to show movement when drawing animals.
Summary Can you guess what a murmuration is? The image above might give you a hint. A murmuration occurs when starlings fly together and change direction in a fluid movement. Their flight pattern looks like a choreographed dance that fills the sky with swarming… Continue Reading “One Dark Bird Activity”