Have you ever seen a bird using a jackhammer? What about one scooping up a meal with a net?
Of course birds can’t really use tools, at least not the way humans do. But birds have surprisingly helpful tools with them at all times ― their beaks!
Guess which birds have beaks resembling commonly used tools in this playful picture book from award-winning author Sara Levine.
Delightfully detailed collage artwork by Kate Slater helps this book take flight!
Sara Levine is an author, educator and a veterinarian. Her books for children include four books in the Animal by Animal series, illustrated by T.S Spookytooth: Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs,Tusks and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; and Eye by Eye: Comparing How Animals See. Other books include Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate, illustrated by Masha D’yans, and The Animals Would Not Sleep, illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns. Books in press include Germs up Close (2021), A Peek at Beaks, illustrated by Kate Slater (2021) and How To Say Hello, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman (2022). Sara is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
Sara’s books have received multiple awards, among them: Utah Beehive Book Award, Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, Cook Prize honor book for best STEM picture book, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Monarch Award Master List, Junior Library Guild selection, and Mathical Book Prize.