Reviewed by Kimberly Elpers
K-5 Science Teacher
How often have people wished to have wings to lift them up to see the world? Award-winning author Sneed B. Collard III explains the science of wings in simple text, supported by exceptional illustrations that vividly portray their features.
Insects, birds, and bats have wings to travel short and long distances. These animals populate almost every place on Earth that you can imagine. The styles of wings from large to small and brightly colored to colorless are discussed in easy-to-read language. The pictures show the delicate beauty of the winged animals. Readers learn about the science of flight while learning about the flying animals’ abilities. The adaptations of animals to fly, migrate, find mates, chase and catch prey, and to escape predators are also discussed.
This would be a wonderful resource for teaching young students about animal adaptations. The book contains extra resources and a glossary. Children will delight in the beautiful artwork as they learn about these special animals. This book was selected as an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2009.
Review posted on 5/22/2008