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.