About Parrots: A Guide for Children

Cathryn Sill (Author) John Sill (Illustrator)


This beginner's guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of parrots.
In this addition to the acclaimed About... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what parrots are, what they do, and how they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diverse population of parrots - from the colorful Blue Lorikeets of the Polynesian Islands to the Rosy-faced Lovebirds of southwestern Africa. An afterword provides further details on the parrots featured and inspires young readers to learn more.

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
August 01, 2014
8.7 X 0.41 X 10.25 inches | 0.89 pounds
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About the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.


"The author offers solid material, including food for thought about the pet parrot industry and the risk of disappearing habitats. The watercolor paintings are real showstoppers -- the parrots stand out like jewels against muted landscapes."
"Uniquely attractive work with which to round out the bird section...an appealing and comprehensive introduction."
"This book presents basic information along with varied, beautiful watercolor paintings. A colorful addition to the long-running About... series."