Not as simple and basic as a picture book about birds, not as small and basic as a bird guide, and yet not quite as complicated as a textbook about birds such as Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie Fulbright, Marvels of Creation: Breathtaking Birds by Buddy and Kay Davis strikes an interesting balance between all three types of books.
Smaller in size then most picture books, each two page spread features a full page photo of a bird and a one page essay about the bird’s scientific design, interesting features and information related to creation science. The photos are fantastic.
The beginning of the book has a brief introduction devoted to the general science of birds. Then follows 30 bird essays and the book closes out with a section on intelligent design and a glossary of terms.
At the end of my rope on a large car trip I finally pulled out this book and handed it to my toddler (I normally would not give him a book I didn’t want torn to shreds… I was that desperate to settle him down…) As you can see he loved the book, took good care of it and was fully occupied for thirty minutes or more.