Weird Birds by Chris Earley

Weird Birds

Written by Chris Earley
Illustrated by


Weird Birds by Chris Earley

Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function - in evolution or every day. This colourful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adaptations. Weird Birds features: Beautiful photographs that show the birds in sharp, clear detail; Informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures. Available in hardback and paperback, the book will appeal to middle school students exploring topic ideas, younger students interested in wildlife and advanced readers who enjoy picture books.


Earley presents 59 strange birds, each getting a beautiful full-color photo and a caption explaining the purpose of their bizarre features.--William Hageman Chicago Tribune (11/07/2014) The Earth truly is a wondrous place made special by the species that live here. Books like Weird Birds and Weird Frogs provide us with a glimpse of some of the fascinating animals we are fortunate to share the planet with. Learning more about these animals can provide us with the incentive to live lightly on Earth and protect all life.--Glenn Perrett (11/11/2014) From the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock to the Secretary bird to Atlantic Puffins and Asian Paradise Flycatchers, Earley's birds and descriptions are highly amazing.--Lee Littlewood Lodi News-Sentinel (11/04/2014) Incredible photography of the world's most unique birds accompanied by equally interesting details makes this book a positive delight... 5 out of 5.--Katrina Yurenka Youth Services Book Review (11/19/2014)

About the Author

Chris Earley is the interpretive biologist at the University of Guelph Arboretum. His kids' books that encourage youngsters to 'find and identify your own' have been very popular. They include Caterpillars and Dragonflies.

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Book Info


64 pages


Chris Earley
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Firefly Books Ltd

Publication date

1st November 2014



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Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

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