Why did I love this book?
Birds are the only animals in the world with feathers - and that alone makes them pretty special.
As a major bird-nerd myself (truly!), I love this book because it encouraged me to look closely at birds with new eyes: the bristle feathers around a bird’s beak, the tiny eyelashes around a bird’s eye…
Feathers, Not Just for Flying, delves into the fascinating physiology and function of each type of feather found on a bird - each bird sports thousands of feathers, by the way - and how their feathers are used in the most surprising ways, as the title suggests.
As someone who knows children’s books inside and out, I can say book also offers beautiful illustrations and clever design and text elements.