by Melissa Stewart
Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen
Age range: 5 to 10 years old
Feathers is designed like a scrapbook, and it counts with wonderful illustrations. The text is concrete and easy of understand. Its goal is to show all the different uses feathers have for different birds. Each use of a feather is compared with common objects well known by kids and that have this same use for us: feathers are warm as a blanket, protect the skin like sunscreen, soak water like a sponge, or attract attention like jewellery. These are only a few of the "jobs" feathers have. You will be surprised!