Robert Bateman's unique talents as an artist, naturalist and storyteller make him the ideal guide to the world of birding. His marvelous paintings and accessible text introduce children to the wonder of familiar birds. Beautifully crafted sections include special features on identifying, feeding and finding backyard birds. Key facts about the different species are conveyed in fieldguide style through special sketchbook sidebars. Backyard Birds is the perfect introduction and a wonderful book for fledgling birders, and for any fans of Robert Bateman's art.
Robert Bateman's artwork has received international critical acclaim and has attracted an enormous following. His art can be found in many museum exhibitions like the Smithsonian Institution. Robert Bateman's talent has been recognized with the Order of Canada. Bateman has also been the subject of three books and six films, and now writes nature books for children as well. Backyard Birds and Birds of Prey is written and illustrated by Robert, showcasing his stunning artistic talent. Backyard Birds quickly became a best-seller. His talent has allowed him to transfer his artwork to children's books, while helping to raise money for environmental causes.