Clever Crow

By Chris Butterworth

Illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

For young bird-watchers and enthusiasts of the natural world comes a unique, surprising and beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book about these fascinating birds.

Whatever the changing seasons and evolving world presents to the crow, they use their adaptability, discerning memory and crafty problem-solving techniques to overcome every possible hurdle. Young readers will be bowled over by these unassuming creatures they come across every day, and will find a new-found respect for the birds that are smart, clever, crafty and playful, just like them. This original and accessible Nature Storybook will astonish children and grown-ups alike and will be a book to remember and share with friends.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406380330
  • Published: 01 Feb 2024
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 270 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'A fascinating introduction to a bird that may not have a beautiful song or lovely plumage but certainly repays careful observation – perhaps making use of the great suggestions provided for class or home.' Lovereading4kids

'Who would have thought that crows would have the power to captivate but that is just what they do in this unusual non-fiction nature book… Olivia Lomenech Gill’s mixed media illustrations are realistic yet have something of a magical quality about them and in combination with the words, offer young readers a wonderful and wondrous introduction to crows.' Red Reading Hub

'Chris Butterworth has gathered together some fascinating facts about these birds which she presents in an entirely accessible, almost story-like style and Olivia Lomenech Gill’s illustrations are almost like miniature watercolours, each one incredibly detailed, buzzing with energy and life.' Armadillo Magazine

'Chris Butterworth’s engaging text takes a child-friendly approach to topics from food and flying to nesting, playing and remembering, and reads well aloud.' Books for Keeps

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