Great New Children's Book: The Chickadee Spirit

Robbikal Adlim Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The number of chickadees visiting your feeders varies. They tend to wander in winter, usually living within a mile-wide circle. After nesting is completed chickadee pairs form winter flocks which usually consist of six to eight members on average. They come together each winter in mainly the same area with mainly the same members. So, the chickadees using our feeders could be the same ones you’ve seen last year if only you could tell them apart.

Bill O. Smith, a former elementary school principal in Traverse City, Michigan came up with the idea for his first children’s book, Chickadees At Night, when he retired to care for his former mother-in-law and they would watch the birds, especially chickadees at the feeders.

Mr. Smith took the question “where do chickadees go at night?” and created a flight of fancy into the mysteries of the natural world.

Now his second book in the Chickadee Series, The Chickadee Spirit takes the reader into a curious winter community of hidden creatures and starry wonders not so far from the back door. The book draws children in with the rhyme and pictures and holds their interest as they participate in exploring the pages for hiding chickadees.

Both books are now available at the Wild Birds Unlimited - East Lansing store. Take a peek at the book:

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- Best-selling hardcover book: Chickadees at Night

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- Fun Fact Quiz on Chickadees
- Bird Guilds: How different birds band together to survive
- How can birds survive this cold weather?
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