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Riki's Birdhouse

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Riki admires the beautiful birds that visit his yard. So he decides to build his feathered friends a home. Follow along as he measures and saws the wood, then glues, hammers, and paints his birdhouse. When spring comes, bluebirds move in. Soon there are eggs and babies! As the seasons change, the bird-watcher fi nds joy in admiring, helping, and learning about his avian fr ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 16th 2009 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Apr 29, 2009 Allison rated it really liked it
I couldn't decide which way to review this book, to hate it or love it. Eventually I decided that I hate far too many books. So I will settle for being annoyed/amused.

Rikki is a kid who has a slightly abnormal interest in birds. He watches them, sings with them, feeds them, houses them, and writes quotes about them in his journal from people like Thorou. He's also like, 6, and builds his own birdhouse, and draws what bird embrios look like in his journal.

All in all, this book is great for kids
Traci Bold
May 11, 2016 Traci Bold rated it really liked it
This is a great exploratory book into the lives of birds and how humans can be a part of it.
Easy read, colorful illustrations and full of useful tips and imagination.

Also makes a great project for child and parent or older person to work on.

Written and illustrated by Monica Wellington, published by Dutton Children's Books.
#birding #birdhouses #DIY #PB
Feb 08, 2016 Paula rated it it was ok
Riki, who loves to watch, feed, and listen to the birds that come to his garden, decides to build a birdhouse.
Dec 03, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors and informative text. Each double page spread has lots of fun things to look at such as little diary entries. There's even instructions on how to build and install a birdhouse, a recipe for Bird Food cupcakes, information about birdbaths and feeders, and information about Bluebirds.
Apr 29, 2009 Molly rated it really liked it
Shelves: environmental
This is a nice book about a boy taking care of birds all year. Simple but this is a great book for spring or for reading aloud on a subject of birds or environment. Ages 2+
Oct 22, 2010 Terrah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cora
Yet another winner in this series. We read it a bunch and then made birdseed cupcakes (recipe in the back). I love these fun, teaching, interactive books!
Jun 03, 2009 Erin rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A lovely book about making a birdhouse, feeding birds etc. - lots of good facts with a light and easy touch.
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Dec 10, 2009 Tina Bartholoma rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
"birds, bird watching, building, tools"
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Monica Wellington was born in London and lived in Europe until she moved to the United States at age seven. As a child she always loved to draw and paint, but it wasn't until she went to college that she realized she wanted to be an artist for her profession. She went to the University of Michigan's School of Art to earn her BFA and studied pottery, painting and printmaking. After art school, whil ...more
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