This bright and lively board book introduces young children to a variety of birds and the special sounds they make.
Loes Botman's colorful and detailed illustrations bring the different birds -- including a robin, blue tit, swan, pigeon and duck -- vividly to life. Children will learn to recognize the birds -- many of which live in their gardens, parks and countryside -- and be encouraged to try out their distinctive calls.
The simple concepts and words make this book perfect for exploring with young children.
'I hope we see more books like this one in the future. It�s basically a nonfiction board book, telling you which sounds each songbird makes. The fact that it�s also gorgeous to the eye is just gravy.'
– A Fuse 8 Production
'Like a kindly grandparent, gently pointing out the wonders of nature to a curious child, the book opens readers' eyes (and ears) to the range of birds in our localities. Even grown-ups may discover here birds which they have never noticed or recognised before. Loes Botman's illustrations combine accurate details... With glowing coloured backgrounds. The effect is atmospheric and appealing, as well as being a useful first guide to common birds. Hello Birds is a beautiful first step into nature connection.'
'Here is another gorgeous, bright board book from Dutch illustrator Loes Botman... Botman's exquisite detailed illustrations bring the different birds vibrantly to life making this an ideal book to use with young children for identifying different birds in the garden, on a walk in the park or countryside.'
– Outside in World
'I cannot recommend highly enough the gentle glowing and detailed illustrations which are a feast for the senses.[The book is] of course, very robust and ideal for early childhood settings!'
– Kindling Magazine
'I love garden birds, so I was immediately attracted to this gorgeous board book. I particularly like the detail of the illustrations. Each page depicts one bird, together with words to describe the bird's call, such as ''Chirp chirp says the sparrow,'' so there is plenty to talk about. The book can even be used as a first spotter's guide!'
– Juno Magazine
Praise for Hello Bugs, What Do You Do?
'Botman's soft pastels provide highly detailed images of the insects and other creatures... A lovely biology and vocabulary lesson rolled into one.'
– Kirkus Reviews
'The soft, bright pastel renderings give detail to each insect. Children may be inspired to act out the simple verbs for each insect. A nice book for little backyard gardeners.'
– Youth Services Book Review
'A perfect book for exploring with young children.'
– Outside In World
'This is a gorgeous board book.'
'With gorgeous illustrations and descriptive words that are fun to say, this is a board book young children will enjoy looking at.'
– Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews