Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Survival Secrets of Turkey Vultures

This book is suggested for kids up to eleven years old, but I think it would be of interest to anyone who cares about natural science and ecology even if they're adults. I found it fascinating.

Vultures have a bad reputation but, as the book explains, turkey vultures aren't dangerous to anyone and they do a lot to help the environment. And, as the multiple photos show, they do slightly resemble turkeys although they're not especially related to those birds.

Frankly, I think every science classroom should have a copy of this book and kids interested in the natural sciences will enjoy it. Well, since some of the birds' habits are a bit disgusting to humans, most boys would probably like it more than many girls would. But anyone who reads it and isn't already an ornithologist will learn a lot. Debra Toor has done a great job.


penelope anne cole said...

Hi Jan,
Yes, I agree. It's a great addition to science programs, school libraries, and classrooms in general--more books for silent reading and read aloud time. I reviewed it, too. Wishing Deb Toor much success. Penny (http//

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Penny.

Connie Arnold said...

Interesting books that help children learnt are always good. Thank you for the review, Jan.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Connie.