Birders and city dwellers, be delighted! Words In Our Beak, Volume One by Patricia Youngquist [ISBN: 978-0-9963785-2-9] is now available in a hardcover edition for order by booksellers from publisher Ingram Book Group. The story is a narrative told from the perspective of a friendly and astute female cardinal named Cam, who gives readers her perspective on how birds see humans while also informing readers about the joys and hardships of life in her winged world. For anyone even mildly interested in birds, this is a delightfully imaginative and heartwarming introduction to the feathered friends in our midst.
Cam spends much of her time in the author’s roof–top terrace garden in Manhattan, entertaining readers — children and adults alike — with her witty observations about urban life in this fun and fact–filled work. We get a “bird’s eye view” of New York City scenery, and what it’s like for Cam and her friends to search for food, cope with heavy rain, and take care of their families and each other. Cam has much compassion for others (even competitors for food), like mourning doves, because, as she explains, they can more easily lose toes in freezing cold. She loves “people-ing” (observing humans), “flora-ing” (admiring urban gardens), and eating black–oil sunflower seeds.
The author — who Cam calls “TLLG” after Ms. Youngquist’s award–winning blog, The Last Leaf Gardener — includes over 300 stunning color photos and references to several short, garden–themed videos which she produced that will expand reader experience and knowledge.
Words In Our Beak, Volume One ISBN: 978-0-9963785-2-9
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