Flamingos by Jean M. Malone is an Easy Reader nominee for the 2009 Cybils. It’s part of the All Aboard Science Reader series. The book is well-written and filled with fascinating facts about these iconic pink birds.
Among other things, I learned that the high level of carotene in their diet turns flamingos’ feathers pink and that as many as 30,000 flamingo chicks may be cared for together in a single creche. I would definitely recommend this title to new readers who are interested in birds or animals in general.
This week’s Non-Fiction Monday Round Up is at The Book Nosher.