Review of Snowy Owls: Whoo Are They?

Snowy Owls: Who Are They?
qualifies as a book for kids (stated age 8 and up) so we decided to give Dakota a chance at reviewing it. He is 11 and loves birds (and owls before Harry Potter made them more popular). These are mostly his thoughts.

Snowy Owls is a fairly easy read but stays focused on the subject. It teaches kids the important information about my favorite owl, sometimes called the Ukpik, a term used by the Inupiaq people of Barrow. Some of the topics discussed are breeding, brooding, and the dangers Snowy Owl young face.

It has three unique and fun looking games that would be fun to play at a camp or in science class. They can be played by thirty (and probably more) kids at once. There are also activities throughout the book that suggest owl behaviors that you can act out.

There are many cool facts throughout the book that increase knowledge and interest of this beautiful bird. The drawings are excellent and realistic and there are a few pictures including a female owl with babies and a Snowy Owl being banded.

At the end of the book there are several references to books and websites about all kinds of owls for more information.

Rating: 10 of 10 feathers

Snowy Owls: Whoo Are They?
Written by: Ansley Watson Ford and Denver W. Holt
Illustrated by: Jennifer White Bohman
64 pages
ISBN: 978-0-87842-543-3
Published: 2008 by Mountain Press Publishing Company

5 thoughts on “Review of Snowy Owls: Whoo Are They?

  1. I bought the book for myself. I present a snowy owl for education programs. There’s a lot of information in this book I was unable to find anywhere’s else. The book is full of info that Denver finds on his trips to the North Slope. I use it as referance and recommend it to all the kids I present to.

  2. I agree that this is a fine and informative book with beautiful, detailed illustrations. Of course I might be a little biased since my nephew is married to the author Ansley Watson Ford!!

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