Young readers can practice their emerging skills by blending letter sounds to follow the adventures of a kestrel that lives in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria. There are almost ten thousand species of birds in the world! They live in sunny meadows and amid the shadows of city skylines. Nature is all around us and provides us with a reality-based storyline that encourages children to develop an awareness of our planet and keep exploring.
by Susan Shea, illustrations by Everett Swanson