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When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About the Animal Kingdom (Amazing Animal Facts Book 1) by [Sally Meadows]

When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About the Animal Kingdom (Amazing Animal Facts Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 68 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 8 - 12

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"I dare you to read this remarkable collection of animal facts without a gasp, a chuckle, raised eyebrows, or a nod of affirmation. Sally Meadows' impressive research has unearthed a fascinating menu of details to tease your appetite whether consumed in one-a-day nibbles or irresistible gulps. It's a treat for every nature lover." - Gillian Richardson, award-winning author of 10 Plants That Shook The World and 10 Routes That Crossed the World

"When Sleeping Birds Fly is full of fun facts that make us rethink our understanding of the animal world and reflect on our own place in nature's cycle. From birds cleaning crocodile teeth to octopuses decorating their home with seashells, we learn about animals' amazing inventions, warm compassion, musical talents, and architectural skills to name just a few. An amazing read for all ages." - Miriam Körner, children's book author

"Sally Meadows has written a charming and informative book filled with delightful and fascinating tidbits about the natural world. Reading this will persuade you to look up and out at the surprising beauty all around us." - Alice Kuipers, author of Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

"When Sleeping Birds Fly offers a fresh presentation of the kinds of bite-sized wonderments that information-hungry kids (and their grown-ups!) love. Sally has organized amazing and true animal trivia by themes that spark a sense of personal connection and empathy toward our living world." - Dr. Sandy Bonny, writer, artist, & science educator

"In her latest book, When Sleeping Birds Fly, Sally Meadows both shocks and delights readers with her clever grouping of amazing facts about the animal kingdom. What fun to read through the many fabulous, fascinating facts about familiar and not so familiar creatures. From poop ammunition to crocodiles climbing trees, there is nothing dull about When Sleeping Birds Fly. Read it in its entirety, or enjoy it one category at a time." - Glynis M Belec, award-winning children's author, freelance writer, & inspirational speaker

"Prepare to be amazed at these bite-sized fun facts about creatures near and far. This book will whet your curiosity and quite possibly make you laugh out loud." - Sharon Plumb, author of Draco's Child

"Whether or not you are an animal lover, and no matter your age, you will learn something new that excites or surprises you in Sally's book. It is a reminder of how big, beautiful, and wondrous the world, and animal kingdom, truly is. - Darla Read, postpartum doula and parent

"When Sleeping Birds Fly is a delightful and captivating book chock full of amazing and quirky facts about animals, birds, fish, and bugs. Sally Meadows has gathered wonderfully entertaining information and given it to the reader in delectable bite-sized pieces. Reading it made me want to look up the creatures she talks of and continue learning more about them. This is a book that is sure to inspire awe in children and adults alike." - Wendy Crawford, retired teacher

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Sally Meadows is an award-winning author, recording artist, and speaker from Saskatchewan, Canada. A former scientist, children's entertainer, and educator, Sally is passionate about sharing amazing science facts with curious readers of all ages. This is her third book. Sally has worked with Nutrien Children's Festival of Saskatchewan; KidzFest; Children's Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan; Saskatoon Exhibition; Let's Talk Science, University of Saskatchewan; College of Engineering Outreach Office, University of Saskatchewan; Sask and NB schools; Sask libraries. Post-secondary degrees and research: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (BEd, 2004), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, On (MSc, 1987), Carleton University, Ottawa, On (BSc, 1984) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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