Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 23, 2009
Bluebirds, Hawks, and Early Childhood Learning Explored in New Non-Fiction Dorrance Publishing Titles.
Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles: Blue Boy; The Last Refuge; and I Can Choose. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by visiting http://www.dorrancepressroom.com or by calling (800) 788-7654.
Blue Boy: A True Bluebird Story
($10.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0072-2, paperback
What would you do if you were a baby bluebird, left all alone in a nest? How would you feed yourself and stay warm? Who would take care of you? If you're lucky, you'd be like Blue Boy.
After Blue Boy's parents disappear, kind Mrs. Human feeds and cares for him until he is big enough to go out on his own. In this heartwarming story told from the bird's point of view, the reader can learn how to take care of a baby bird. Mrs. Human's actions may even inspire the reader to learn more about wild birds and bird care.
About the Author
L. T. Loner experienced her story firsthand when she had to nurse a bluebird in her own yard, a task she called "amazing" and "sweet." Though she released Blue Boy to the wild, Mrs. Loner still raises mealworms to feed the bluebirds that visit her yard in Blythewood, South Carolina, where she has lived all her life. Mrs. Loner is married and has three children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The Last Refuge
($9.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7120-0, paperback
The Last Refuge was just a very ordinary suburban neighborhood until one extraordinary day in early spring when two Cooper's hawks--a breeding pair--came by and considered building a nest. Their presence united the neighborhood, bringing elation and quiet joy as people put out rooftop offerings of meat, chicken, even pizza to persuade them to stay.
The following year they were gone, however, because there was no longer any place for them to nest. The beautiful old trees that had sheltered them had been brought down by a couple of Benedict Arnolds and an uncaring, soulless Corporate America.
This lovely book is graced by many wonderful photographs of the natural setting, the raptors, and other wildlife.
About the Author
A native of California, Lois Anne Bucci has lived in her quiet, middle-class California town since 1990, surrounded by her close family and good friends and neighbors.
She is interested in art, writing (of course!), sewing, gardening, and photography. In fact, Lois Anne Bucci took most of the photographs in The Last Refuge herself. When asked why she wrote the book, Bucci put it very simply. "When the trees were cut down," she said, "I wanted the story told." She has certainly done that.
I Can Choose
($8.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7789-9, paperback
"Teaching our children 'how to choose' at an early age supplies them with the knowledge that 'choice' is a very important component in preparation for adulthood."
Parents become so consumed with teaching their children basic survival skills that they often forget a major component in their children's development: choice. In I Can Choose, Ann Elizabeth Higgins highlights some common instances in a child's life where choice is involved. By providing both the good and bad choices and comparing them, Higgins illuminates the positive results that come from making the right decision and listening to parents. I Can Choose educates both parent and child with an effective guide in teaching a child positive decision making.
About the Author
Ann Elizabeth Higgins holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and plans to continue taking courses to earn a masters degree in education. She works and resides in Massachusetts as a nurse. She has been a member of the American Nurses' Association since 1980 and enjoys reading, writing, painting, and decorating.
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