Booklist Review for Roseate Spoonbill
The roseate spoonbill gets its name from its rosy pink feathers and spoon-shaped beak, which is one of the many facts kids will learn in this installment in the Swamp Things: Animal Life in a Wetland series. Appearing on the left-hand side of each spread are large-font sentences in a simple-enough structure to encourage beginning readers, with key vocabulary boldfaced. On the right, full-page color photographs depict spoonbills up-close in their natural habitat. Text boxes caption the eye-catching photographs, point out details, and pose questions that are answered on the following page. End materials include a science activity, glossary, and index. This bizarre-looking animal will surely catch the attention of young ornithologists, and this accessible volume will provide them with plenty of food for thought.