ABOUT THE BOOKAnting, preening, imprinting; what do you think these are? Do you know the difference between nidifugous and nidicolous, or does all that simply sound ridiculous?
How Wondrous Is That: Nature’s Bizarre answers all these questions and welcomes you to the magical world of birds, where you meet purple sunbirds that never give up and a young black kite pretending to play dead, not to mention the busy Mr Weaver and the popular Ms Snipe. Get to know amazing aerobatic rosy starlings, tough-looking but soft-hearted babblers, and many more strange and wonderful winged creatures.
- This book is a treasure trove of information about birds found in northern India, told through the adventures and observations of young Shaila and Sachin, egged on by their nature-loving Fali Uncle.
- The author Ranjit Lal is a delightful storehouse of amazing facts relating to natural history, and his love for all creatures great and small comes out through the stories.
- Well written, interspersed with humour, the stories weave in information about the habits and habitats of birds along with the children’s banter and activities.
- The bright illustrations add to the stories (and one would have liked to know who the illustrator is).
- While the book is otherwise well produced, there are a number of typos, including in scientific terms on the back cover.