Friday, December 26, 2014

Book Review : Wildlife in a City Pond



A friend wrote this, of the book, on facebook "... brought back memories of a few mornings spent wandering around here..." and what little doubts I had of procuring it were brushed aside. Not many books succeed in make that connect with readers. 

This is the kind of book that perhaps one had been looking for!

The illustrations gel endearingly with the text - are simple and lovely. They seem natural (in other words are not overdone like in couple of other books of this genre) and while they depict species mentioned in the text there are no labels and pointers (which helps). Loved the page with owls and nightjar.

A line that fascinated the rain lover in me “The first raindrops on the thirsty land gave off a lovely earthy smell. But they also did what no magician could do, turning the brown earth into an oasis of green and blue.”

Could the last part that talks of saving the lake have been a little longer? Like Jane Austen said “if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” 



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