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Superlative Birds: 06/22/19
Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck is a picture book about the extreme examples from the avian world. Each example has a lengthy bit of information which is paired with an adorable comic illustration.
The biggest drawback about this book is the way the information is presented. It's done in a block of text that reads like a poetic riddle. These riddles aren't simple two to four lines. They are paragraphs in poetic form.
Keep in mind this book is aimed for children. As an adult I struggled to keep my attention on the text. I did want to learn about the birds but the extra work of having to sort out a complex riddle was more than I wanted to do.
The illustrations, meanwhile, are adorable. The pictures would do well with story time but I feel for whomever would have to read it aloud to an audience of kids. If it were me, I'd struggle with pacing. I'm not sure the kids would want to sit through twenty-eight riddles.