We all know “B” can be for “bird” in alphabet books but B is for Bufflehead offers children a new look at feathered friends and the alphabet. With gorgeous full-color photos and bright appealing text, this picture book shares birds, birds, and more birds. Forget the typical birds like pigeons or flamingos, B is for Bufflehead eatures birds I’d never heard of, like the Ibis or Grebe. I have to admit, this book taught me something. I thought the grebe was a fictional bird when I saw it in an episode of the PBS show Arthur (yes, seriously!) wherein the kids try to spot a Green-Tailed Grebe.
The text is large and brightly-colored to attract a child’s eye, and the photos take up most of the pages. There’s two birds for each letter of the alphabet, and each picture features a caption written from the bird’s point of view. It’s a cute way to present facts and kids will quickly take to it.
I am a Common Loon, and I am the national Bird of Canada. Even though my picture is on the back of Canadian Dollar, I may be better known for my haunting, yet beautiful cries that echo across the water. Danger lurks everywhere for our babies, so they often ride on our backs for protection.
Author: Steve Hutchcraft
Date: November 2009