You and the Bowerbird (Hardcover)

You and the Bowerbird By Maria Gianferrari, Maris Wicks (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Maris Wicks (Illustrator)
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Follow the Satin Bowerbird as he searches for the perfect welcome mat for his new home, in this delightfully colorful and action-packed nonfiction tale by award winning author Maria Gianferrari, and illustrated by comic-star Maris Wicks.

Just on the edge of the rainforest,

Between your house and the trees,

Bowerbirds collect, pillage, and steal!

They swoop through the air,

And creep around the forest floor,

Searching for pretty objects everywhere…

About the Author

Maria Gianferrari lives in Massachusetts with her scientist husband, artist daughter, and rescue pets, Becca the dog and Lucia the rat. She has written several books for Roaring Brook Press, including You and the Bowerbird, Bobcat Prowling, Hawk Rising, and Hello Goodbye Dog.

Maris Wicks lives in sunny Somerville, Massachusetts. She is the author behind Human Body Theater, as well as the illustrator of New York Times bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. Wicks has also created comics for Spongebob Comics, DC and Marvel. When Maris is not drawing comics, she can be found prepping slides for her collection of vintage microscopes.

Praise For…

*FIVE starred reviews!*
*A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year*

"Delightful, tongue in cheek, and compellingly romantic." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A supremely entertaining introduction to an irrepressible animal." - Booklist, starred review

"A lovely amalgam of science and play; with careful maps of the action, this makes the world of birding thrilling." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Comical cartoons and an enthusiastic documentary voice make for a splendid and informative read-aloud." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Curious...[and] bright. Gianferrari puts out her own welcome mat for young naturalists." - Horn Book Magazine, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250849878
ISBN-10: 125084987X
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English