Wildlife Watcher Guide – Michael Leach and Meriel Lland

      Wildlife Watcher Guide – Michael Leach and Meriel Lland, Firefly Books, (9781770857421), 2016.

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5:  (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  Non-fiction

What did you like about the book? The authors, both nature photographers, give readers basic information and hints about how best to observe and photograph plants, animals, and scenery. The primer is divided into sections composed of different settings: woodland, cities and gardens, water, mountains, and meadows. The authors’ enthusiasm for their subject shines through, and many of the photographs they include are outstanding. Although it’s technically a paperback, the stiffer than usual cover material seems like it will hold up to rigorous use.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  The plain-looking cover might limit its appeal to readers.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Recommend to patrons from grade 4 – 7 who would enjoy learning tips for observing and photographing nature.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries.

Where would you shelve it?  Shelve with general works about animals in 591.

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Not necessary.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Mary Melaugh, Marshall Middle School Library, Billerica, MA

Date of review:  4/1/17

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