Top positive review
Nice to find it in print again (paper edition).
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2019
I grew up on these stories, and more than fifty years later, I still enjoy reading them. Too bad the publisher opted to go cheap and reproduce the color plates in black-and-white. Many of the illustrations are so dark as to be useless, which defeats the purpose of learning how to visually identify the birds. Otherwise, Burgess was a great storyteller for children, writing engagingly and encouraging them to become observant, and to behave responsibly towards wildlife.