It’s summer in the garden and a pair of blackbirds are hard at work! In this orange-level book, readers can watch as a female blackbird builds a nest from mud and grass, while her mate defends their territory. Readers will discover how hard the parents work to feed their hungry chicks. And they will learn how the brave father bird defends his family against a pet cat on the hunt for baby birds. Stunning up-close photos chart the chicks’ development from eggs to fledglings and will gain these popular birds a whole army of new fans.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-911341-18-5
  • Age Group: 5 years plus
  • Series: Ruby Tuesday Readers: Wildlife Watchers
  • Book Band: Book Band Orange
  • Author: Ruth Owen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • Dimensions: 170 x 140mm
  • Curriculum Links: Animals, Birds, Habitats, Life cycles, Non-fiction reading, Science
Key Selling Features
• Introduces young readers to British wildlife • Close picture text match • Unfamiliar vocabulary supported by images and labels • High frequency words • Picture glossary • Quiz and comprehension questions • Notes for parents and educators
Series Information
Series Name: Ruby Tuesday Readers: Wildlife Watchers  Resources
Spark a love of reading and wildlife with this delightful series of book-banded readers that gives kids a fascinating peek into the secret worlds of some much-loved, native wild animals. Written in an engaging narrative style, readers will discover all about the little creatures that live in our gardens, parks, hedgerows and woodlands.