You and the Bowerbird (Hardcover)
Follow the Satin Bowerbird as he searches for the perfect welcome mat for his new home, in this delightfully colorful and action-packed nonfiction tale by award winning author Maria Gianferrari, and illustrated by comic-star Maris Wicks.
Just on the edge of the rainforest,
Between your house and the trees,
Bowerbirds collect, pillage, and steal!
They swoop through the air,
And creep around the forest floor,
Searching for pretty objects everywhere…
Maris Wicks lives in sunny Somerville, Massachusetts. She is the author behind Human Body Theater, as well as the illustrator of New York Times bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. Wicks has also created comics for Spongebob Comics, DC and Marvel. When Maris is not drawing comics, she can be found prepping slides for her collection of vintage microscopes.
*FIVE starred reviews!*
★ "Delightful, tongue in cheek, and compellingly romantic." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "A supremely entertaining introduction to an irrepressible animal." - Booklist, starred review
★ "A lovely amalgam of science and play; with careful maps of the action, this makes the world of birding thrilling." - School Library Journal, starred review
★ "Comical cartoons and an enthusiastic documentary voice make for a splendid and informative read-aloud." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "Curious...[and] bright. Gianferrari puts out her own welcome mat for young naturalists." - Horn Book Magazine, starred review