cover image Bird Calls

Bird Calls

Frank Gallo. innovative KIDS, $18.99 (16pp) ISBN 978-1-58476-064-1

Youngsters can hear, see and learn which creature is singing in Frank Gallo's two new books, both illus. by Lori Lohstoeter. In Bird Calls, with one bird per spread, aspiring bird watchers can venture a guess from the clue given (""I show up in the spring/ with my reddish breast/ and like to pull worms from the ground"" is the hint for robin), then push a button to hear its sound, pull a tab to see the singer and lift a flap to learn more. The bold paintings of the Black-Capped Chickadee and the Red-Winged Blackbird in their natural surroundings are standouts. A similar format offers clues to nocturnal animals in Night Sounds, which includes a coyote, a spring peeper and a great horned owl. ( Apr.)