There is just something about birds, from their delicate and beautiful plumage, to the incredible variety of types, colors and sizes they come in...
... not to mention the incredible artistry with which their likeness has been captured by artists for centuries.
Welcome to Birds: The Art Of Ornithology, by Jonathan Elphick...
... a collection of bird art from the dawn of man to the present day. Far from ordinary the artwork in this book captures the excitement, beauty and curiosity of the world of birds not always conveyed through photography.
Assembled for the Natural History Museum in London by Mr. Elphick (who himself was inspired from childhood by the birds he observed in the Welsh countryside), The Art of Ornithology is a wonderful and visual journey for both parent and child alike. I loved the power of the intricate imagery to inspire my imagination, and transport me to times and lands far from my own, this book really is such a treat!
And the winner is Corny Gatlin who said:
"My Granddaughter and I love to read together. She loves nature and last summer we called her the Frog Queen. Just today I stumbled on to this blog and hopefully will win this book for the Frog Queen. Hope I am not to late!"
Thank you everyone for participating!
*Last time in Books and Stories: The Story of Snow