cloth, 230 p., $18.95
What a delightful concept—to sit on your porch swing, with a glass of lemonade, and watch the robins in your garden.
In this age of flying off to faraway places to add a bird to your life list, this book deals with the birds we all know in our own yards. Limiting his book to just 11 common birds, Calvin Simonds shares his wonderful stories of birds. He discusses their many songs and different behaviors, sharing his experiences with these birds. He encourages us in this book to watch and be aware of how these songs and activities change with the seasons. And he teaches us how to observe and savor each feathered friend. He tells it so enjoyably that it makes difficult to put this wonderful book down.
— Barbara G. Mahany, Volunteer, Library, Chicago Botanic Garden