Look, See the Farm! And Look, See the Bird!
Look, See the Farm! is the heartwarming story of two sisters visiting their grandparents’ organic farm during each of the four seasons, discovering the many interesting creatures that make the farm their home. Young readers will gain a look at farm life and the animals living on the farm, as well as discovering the wild birds that thrive there.
Look, See the Farm! teaches children about connecting with nature, as they join Kelsey and Avery in learning about local birds and their habits. Beautifully illustrated, with a universal message and an enduring appeal, let this exciting journey be the start of a newfound appreciation for nature’s beauty!
Look, See the Bird! is a beautifully illustrated children’s book which seeks to not only promote curiosity in children about the natural world around them, but also to establish the universal quality of having a connection with nature. Look, See the Bird! follows children in a variety of locations, all of whom are learning about local birds and their habits.
Beginning with Ruben and his sister Maria, who have decided to spend their day bird-watching in the coffee plants of their Nicaraguan farm, the story wings towards locations as far removed as Alabama and Ontario, lighting down briefly along the way as children the world over join with Ruben and Maria in spirit, looking for birds in their own backyards. Each time, the question is asked by one child to another: “Look! See the bird?” And each time, the children are treated to the sight of a majestic bird native to their home.
This unifying question joins the children on the page with the children holding the book, inviting them to look outside, and see what they can see!
About the Author
Katie Fallon is a nature writer, educator, and wild bird rehabilitator. Her nonfiction book Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011) was a Finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment, and her essays and articles have appeared in a variety of magazines and literary journals. She has taught writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, and is a founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia.
Bill Wilson is the co-founder of Birds & Beans® Coffee and a consumer-marketing expert with over 30 years of domestic and international experience. Birds & Beans® Coffee is the only coffee brand in the US that solely roasts Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center ‘Bird Friendly®’ certified beans, 100% shade grown, organic and Fair-Trade certified coffee. The enterprise is a for profit conservation business aimed at helping stop songbird population drops. Birds & Beans conservation partners include the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Bird Conservancy. Wilson founded and was CEO of the London based ECM Group. Prior to the ECM Group, Wilson capped a fast track career in the advertising agency sector by serving as the Executive Vice President of BBDO International. He currently lives in Boston with his wife.
Leigh Anne Carter is a freelance illustrator. After traveling to California to pursue an education for science illustration, she moved back to Charlotte, NC to share her work with the city in which she grew up. She has recently finished illustrating bird species for a future publication of The Birds of Mecklenburg County, sponsored by the Mecklenburg Audubon Society, and she is involved in local conservation efforts and education. Visit her at www.lacarter.com.