Heather Fernald of Westford & Leslie Genova of Melrose
They are the winners of Bay State Parent magazine's
NO Child Left Inside contest. Each will receive a copy of Bill Thompson III's Peterson Field Guides' The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America book.
Congrats to everyone who entered the contest and thanks to Houghton Mifflin Company for generously giving the magazine two copies of Thompson's book for the contest.
Thompson spoke at Harvard University's Museum of Natural History on Sunday.
Like so many parents, Thompson, who is editor of Bird Watcher's Digest, was worried that his kids were not getting outside enough. How could he open their minds to the world outside the window? In writing this book, Thompson found the answer to that question. He spent three years working with his daughter Phoebe's elementary-school class to create The Young Birder's Guide.
The book, written for children ages 8 to 12, is kid-friendly and meant to be durable enough to carry outdoors. The book highlights 200 of the most common birds in eastern North America. Each species is engagingly described on a full page that is jam-packed with information. There are 300 color photographs, 200 black-and-white line drawings, and easy-to-read range map and lots of facts!
There is even a box at the bottom of each page for a child to check off they discovered the bird and to write when and where.
The book is not yet available to the public. Its release date is April 30. It retails for $14.95
To pre-order visit: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Young-Birders-Guide-to-Birds-of-Eastern-North-America/Bill-Thompson-III/e/9780547119342/?itm=1