Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Children's Book Review: Wisdom, The Midway Albatross

Today's Children's Picture e-Book Review is Wisdom,The Midway Albatross, written by Darcy Pattison and illustrated by Kitty Harvill, for Ages 6-12.

My Ratings: 
Overall: 5.0 Stars
Cover: 5 Stars
Illustrations: 5 Stars
Story: 5 Stars
This book is about Wisdom, who is a Laysan Albatross over 60 years old! A story of miraculous survival against natural and man-made disaster, this mostly true tale and its beautiful illustrations keeps children interested while they learn some science. I enjoyed reading it and so did my 5 and 8 year old children. 

Author Darcy Pattison has pieced together a story for Wisdom, backed up by metal bands on her legs that began on December 10, 1965.  If you are like us, you'll head to the computer to look up more facts about Wisdom and her chick. We found pictures!!

Here is Wisdom and her latest chick (in Feb. 2013) found on the US Fish and Wildlife Service website. She looks so sweet and nurturing!: 

Here's a closeup picture of Wisdom's chick from the US Fish and Wildlife Service website. So cute and fluffy!:

I'm so glad Darcy took the time to write this book--Wisdom's tender story deserves a wide audience!

~Valerie Harmon, The Kindle Book Review

(Disclaimer: The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review and is not associated with the author or Amazon.)

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