Thursday, September 5, 2013

Book review: Why Do I Sing? Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. All opinions are mine and mine alone. 

I'm a proud 5th-generation Pacific Northwesterner, so I love reading books that celebrate the beauty and the diversity of this region. And I love it even more when the books are children's books, so I can pass on the pride and love to my little 6th-generation PNWers! We recently received a new book that I just adore. It's called Why Do I Sing? Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest, which is being released by Sasquatch Books.  Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:

 Animals sing for all kinds of reasons and make all kinds of sounds in the process. The spotted owl sings at night, high above the treetops. A honeybee's buzzing is the sound of summer. And the low voices of fin whales broadcast in the blue Pacific Ocean. Why Do I Sing? possesses a beautiful cadence for reading aloud, as it invites us to consider all of the voices in nature.

The pictures in this book are lovely, and the text that goes along with it is simple, but still manages to teach about the animals and their habitats.  My kids are close to learning to read, and this book is going to be a fun one to practice identifying words with them.  Why Do I Sing? will be released on September 10, so keep a lookout for it!