With their decorative plumage patterns and rich hues, birds are truly the fashionistas of the natural world. From suits and gowns to headdresses and tailcoats, bird watchers enjoy spying the “clothes” of both the familiar and exotic birds around them. In lyrical prose, Susan Stockdale’s new picture book, Bird Show, introduces a new generation of children to 18 a.m.azing birds including the magnificent Grey Crown Crane from Africa and the Marvellous Spatuletail of Peru. Rich backmatter outlines details about each bird, including where they are from and courtship rituals.
Susan Stockdale, a former textile designer for the apparel industry, is the author-illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature, including Fabulous Fishes, Stripes of All Types, and Fantastic Flowers. Her books have appeared on various lists including the ALSC Notable Children’s Books, NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband.