Meet nature’s oddballs in this charming board book about some of the most unique birds in the world
Backyard birds—move over! Odd Birds introduces babies and toddlers to unusual bird species, including the magnificent frigatebird with a bright red throat pouch and the California condor—the largest flying birds in North America! Gentle rhyming verses provide the comforting repetition that little ones crave, even as their minds are opened to new and fascinating creatures from around the world. At the end of the book, readers will find photographs of each bird, along with more detailed factual information. The eight birds featured are the magnificent frigatebird, blue-footed booby, shoebill stork, ostrich, hoatzin, oilbird, California condor, and burrowing owl.
About the Author
Laura Gehl is a former science teacher who still loves getting kids excited about science and nature . . . now through her books. Ever since reading about a poop-shooting caterpillar many years ago, she has spent time researching and writing about interesting creatures and their behaviors. Gehl is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including Odd Beasts, Odd Birds, Who Dug This Hole?, Happy Llamakkah,and Happy Owl-oween. Gehl lives with her husband and four kids in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where a robin once laid eggs on her windowsill. Learn more at lauragehl.com. Loris Lora is a Latinx illustrator and designer from Southern California who is inspired by her Mexican upbringing, mid-century illustration and design, pop culture, and bright colors. Her nuanced observations of people and nature bring sensitive details and a playful style to compositions. She has illustrated multiple books, including May Your Life Be Deliciosa (winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award), the Eisner-nominated Eventually Everything Connects, and Who Dug This Hole? Lora lives with her partner in their tiny Spanish home in Riverside, California, where they enjoy watching the neighborhood critters explore their growing cacti garden.
**STARRED REVIEW** "A winning mix of illuminating facts and charming artwork—this book definitely isn’t for the birds." — Kirkus Reviews