PICK PECK PECK PECK

A woodpecker learns to PECK, PECK, PECK from his Dad in this gorgeous book by Lucy Cousins. This stiff oversized board book edition is so kid-friendly and enchanting that everything woodpeckers will become a family fascination. Sturdy pages with holes for small fingers to explore fill every page. Paired with a Wild Republic plush pileated woodpecker this makes a great addition to a home visit bag for early intervention workers, story hour in a preschool or library, or on a blanket outdoors with that special grown up. Prepare to be smitten! This picture book is an invitation to label everything as you and your little listener become woodpeckers peck, peck, pecking everything you see. The bird bible that every family needs to expand the joy of PECK, PECK, PECK is David Allen Sibley's Guide to Birds. Browsing the woodpecker pages is a great way to foster wonder in the natural world that is right out your back door. Field guides make perfect family gifts and this exceptional one by Sibley is sure to be on your local library's shelf to borrow again and again.  One magical feature of this plush woodpecker is a spot on its back that you press to hear the bird's call. Get out and enjoy birding in your local area. I purchased this children's book and toy at the Audubon Shop at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA. Drumlin Farm has owl presentations among its many educational encounters. For a family experience feeding small local birds, head to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. Stand at the stone bridge with birdseed in your hand for a visit from small chickadees, titmice, and nuthatches. Yes, they eat right out of your hand. Birding at its best for getting up close and personal. Stroller friendly trails are well worth the busy parking lot experience on the weekends. Not from the Massachusetts area? Search the web for ways to see birds and wildlife in your neck of the woods. Whatever you do get yourself a copy of PECK PECK PECK by Lucy Cousins for a timeless and powerful introduction to a majestic, irresistible bird. Somebody little is bound to love you for it.