Article Title

Magnificent Birds


Hannah Webb


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, birds, science, information

Document Type

Book Review


Narisa Togo’s Magnificent Birds is a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book of birds, both familiar and rare. The book highlights fourteen different species of birds from all over the world, giving information about their physical characteristics and unique behaviors. For example, did you know that the ruby-throated hummingbird may eat twice its body weight in a given day to maintain its energy? Or that the wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any modern bird? The book puts a special spotlight on conservation efforts being made to protect these birds, many of which are endangered.