FICTION

Warbler Wave

photos by April Pulley Sayre & Jeff Sayre. 32p. websites. S. & S./Beach Lane. Feb. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481448291. POP
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PreS-Gr 2—Beautiful photographs of warblers in nature are accompanied by rhythmical text that results in an imaginative singsong trip outdoors. Describing their behavior the authors write: "In spring, as you nightly nap, warblers flap over oceans, lakes, and mountains. Tiny. Strong. Pushed along by wings and rivers of wind." The main draw of the book is the trademark photography (previously featured in Best in Snow, Raindrops Roll, and many more books), which features close-up detailed views. The images are so precise, it is almost as if the subjects are suspended in time. The authors call them "beautiful blurs" since they are small, fast, and difficult to find. Plenty of extras are included in the back section for those wishing to learn more, most notably information on warbler migration.
VERDICT Visually stunning, this book is great for independent and small group browsing.

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