REVIEW: A Songbird Dreams of Singing by Kate Hosford
Learn more about the variety of fascinating ways animals sleep: from upside down and holding hands, to sleeping while swimming or flying!
Did you know otters sleep while holding hands; zebra finches rehearse their songs while dreaming; ducks and dolphins sleep with one half of their brains at a time; and, frigate birds sleep while flying? A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals is a book of poetry with a scientific-and child-friendly-underpinning. With a poem for every animal, followed by a paragraph explaining the fascinating science behind how that animal sleeps, this artfully compiled book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Designed with the look of a classic storybook/collection, with special effects on the cover, the book makes the perfect gift for young children!
Dear Ms. Hosford,
What an enticing title this book has as well as a beautiful cover. Yes, I just had to know about a songbird’s dreams. In a manner similar to the science books of Dani Rabaiotti and Nick Caruso which investigate animal behavior, we get to learn about the sleep habits and patterns of many varied creatures. But with poetry as well! This is a fascinating little book and a great way to easily learn a lot of information. I would think children would love it and enjoy the illustrations that accompany each poem. Well done. B