Book Review: Owls by Matt Sewell

What’s not to like about owls ? Smallest ones are adorable, large ones are majestic. They are interesting to study, they are good for the environment. Matt Sewell, an ornithologist, artist and an author books about birds, made a book, “Owls”  to celebrate these wonderful birds.

owls by matt sewell

This book is full of love for owls and around 50 species are listed and talked about in this book. The main feature of this book is the artwork. Soft watercolor illustrations are emphasizing the most charming points of each bird and one can’t help but smile looking at them. The book is split into sections according to habitats: woodland, tropics, wilderness and desert. In the end of the book there is a checklist where one can keep track of owls seen. The book includes familiar and more rare species. Each entry consists of a portrait of a bird, its scientific name and short description. Each description is interesting, humorous and affectionately written.

Overall impression: This lovely book would make a great gift for a bird and/or art lover. My children enjoyed it immensely as well. Loved the art, loved the entries. I feel like I learned a lot about owls while going through this book. 5 stars.

I received this book via Blogging for Books in exchange to a fair and unbiased review.


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