Published by Neal Porter Books
Summary: What does collage artist and illustrator Susan Roth have in common with the bowerbirds of Australia? For starters, they are both collectors who like to use their collections in unusual ways. They both work in small spaces. No two compositions are the same. And they both hope their finished works are greater than the sum of their parts. The comparisons are, not surprisingly, illustrated with collage art. The last few pages give more facts about bowerbirds and how they work; how Susan works; and expanded information on how they are the same. Includes a photo of a bowerbird and a bibliography. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: The illustrations in this book are gorgeous and unique, and the unusual comparison could be used as an inspiration for kids to find ways they are similar to other animals.
Cons: It’s a little anthropomorphic to speculate what bowerbirds hope about their finished works.