How Birds Sleep (Hardcover)
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Discover the mysterious and fascinating sleeping habits of more than twenty bird species from around the world in this gorgeously illustrated read-aloud picture book, perfect for bedtime, or any time.
Have you ever seen a bird sleep? Or wondered just when it is that migrating cranes find the time to catch Z’s as they cross the ocean? From the parrots of Thailand to the ostriches of Australia and even the pigeons of New York City, every bird sleeps—but they do it in ways that will surprise and delight you. Some hang from tree branches, others doze while gliding, and some even burrow underground for a nap. Written in a witty, conversational voice, and with gorgeous illustrations, this picture book is bursting with interesting facts about this underexplored aspect of bird life all around us.
About the Author
David Obuchowski is a writer and a musician. He writes about real-life stuff like cars, people, and birds, but he also makes up stories, too.
Sarah Pedry is an artist whose paintings and illustrations reflect her passion for nature and new places.
★“ Accessible nature writing at its best… a wondrous investigation into the sleep habits of birds….A rich offering for all.” — School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“Beautiful….this peaceful read is full of information and the perfect bedtime read. Two big thumbs up!" — Growing Book by Book
"Gorgeous illustrations...delicious- luminescent....A perfect companion for any reader, regardless of age, who has ever wondered how do birds sleep…. perfect to share all ages. A jumping off place to spark conversations on the importance of preserving natural habitats.” — The Nonfiction Detectives
“Did you ever wonder how and where birds sleep once the sun goes down?….Pedry’s artwork is a definite highlight….Share this one-on-one or in very small groups so children can see the details." — Kirkus Reviews
“Stunning…impressive writing….fascinating….you’ll feel cozy and sleepy while reading about these sleeping birds.” — Imagination Soup
“A fascinating exploration of a question that many children ask too and done in a lovely bed-time book style. Sarah Pedry’s illustrations are beautiful and soothing." — Bookends blog
"The writing draws you right in ... immersive and engaging ... and the illustrations are stunning...perfect for anyone with an interest in birds, sleep, or just looking for a fun picture book, as it is beautifully illustrated, gracefully written, well-researched, and, of course, full of fascinating insights into the sleep lives of birds.” — Pine Reads Review
“Fascinating… gorgeously illustrated and full of facts for hungry young minds. ….Whether this is used as a bedtime read-aloud, or as part of a class unit on birds or animal adaptations - it is sure to capture the attention and imagination of young readers.” — Suzanne Costner, The Fairview Review