I LOVE owls!! Quite obsessed with the little winged creatures. When I saw this book offered on Blogging for Books I couldn't believe my good fortune. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to snag a beautiful copy. Not disappointed either. It's such an adorable book for all ages. Artist Matt Sewell does an amazing job of bringing each owl species alive in vibrant watercolors. From Woodland Owls, Tropical Owls, Wilderness Owls to Desert Owls, who knew there were so many different varieties?! This charming book covers all four categories of owl and each category has individual pictures of the different owls, each with a short description. You'll get to know forty-seven magnificent, cunning birds of prey. If you love owls as much as I do, you will treasure this stunning little book of owls of every kind.
Matt Sewell is an ornithologist, regular contributor to the Caught by the River website, and the author of several other illustrated bird books. His work has been exhibited in London, New York, Tokyo, and Paris.
*Thanks to Blogging for Books for sending me this lovely ARC. Opinions are my own.
Jamaican Owl - Pseudoscops grammicus (found only on the beautiful island of Jamaica in the West Indies.)
Fearful Owl - Nesasio solomonensis (The X across his countenance strikes fear in prey...and poachers.)
Jungle Owlets - Glaucidium radiatum (a toy-sized owl that can fit on your bookshelves. Isn't he scrumptiously cute?!)
Pel's Fishing Owl - Scotopelia peli (Proud of her looks and flares her fine head feathers when the mood strikes.)
Want to keep track of the owls you spot? (Sorry for the blurries. Samsung tablet doesn't take the best pics. The book is not blurry so buy it and enjoy perfectly artistic pics.)
Just a few sample pages. Had to share. The book is a fun size, too. Easy for a child to hold at about 5 x 7.