This bright and lively board book introduces young children to a variety of birds and the special sounds they make.
Loes Botman’s colourful and detailed illustrations bring the different birds – including a robin, blue tit, swan, pigeon and duck – vividly to life. Children will learn to recognise the birds – many of which live in their garden, parks and countryside – and be encouraged to try out their distinctive calls.
The simple concepts and words make this book perfect for exploring with young children.
‘Like a kindly grandparent, gently pointing out the wonders of nature to a curious child, the book opens readers’ eyes (and ears) to the range of birds in our localities. Even grown-ups may discover here birds which they have never noticed or recognised before. Loes Botman’s illustrations combine accurate details… with glowing coloured backgrounds. The effect is atmospheric and appealing, as well as being a useful first guide to common birds. Hello Birds is a beautiful first step into nature connection.’
‘Here is another gorgeous, bright board book from Dutch illustrator Loes Botman… Botman’s exquisite detailed illustrations bring the different birds vibrantly to life making this an ideal book to use with young children for identifying different birds in the garden, on a walk in the park or countryside.’
— Outside in World
‘I cannot recommend highly enough the gentle glowing and detailed illustrations which are a feast for the senses.[The book is] of course, very robust and ideal for early childhood settings!’
‘I love garden birds, so I was immediately attracted to this gorgeous board book. I particularly like the detail of the illustrations. Each page depicts one bird, together with words to describe the bird’s call, such as ”Chirp chirp says the sparrow,” so there is plenty to talk about. The book can even be used as a first spotter’s guide!’
Loes Botman is an illustrator in the Netherlands. She has been widely exhibited and runs workshops. She is also the illustrator of Hello Animals, What Makes You Special?, Hello Animals, Where Do You Live?, Hello Bugs, What Do You Do? and Hello Farm, How Do You Do?