Sara Levine has used a novel idea in her newest book, (Amazon affiliate link) A Peek at Beaks. Targeting older preschool and early elementary ages, the book takes a wonderful look at different types of beaks and how they are used to best help birds. With full color illustrations, Levine has added a page at the beginning of each beak type showing a bird silhouette with a surprising beak adaptation. For instance, one of the birds has a bendy straw shape hanging where the beak should be. When you read on, you learn about how hummingbirds have long thin beaks which they use to reach into trumpet shaped flowers. The book continues in turn. This is a great way to explain evolution of bird beaks for any budding naturalist, biologist, or animal enthusiast.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Lerner Publishing Group.