Walking With Bigfoot – A Beginners Field Guide to Common Birds of North America
by Sharen and Mark Mellicker
This is the second in a series of children’s books written as field guides for the young bigfoot lover. The first book walked with a family of bigfoots through the woods and pointed out tree species and how to identify them. In this book we travel with the same bigfoot family, but this time focus on various woodland habitats and the birds that live in them. Each page has a narrative as the main text with the margins filled by illustrations by Sharen Mellicker depicting birds and how to identify them.
While reading this book, lesson plans and projects came rushing into my head, as is the tendency with any professional educator. If I was still a classroom teacher, I would use this book as a template for a student assignment. After all, there are few better “hooks” to get a young person reading than to get them reading about bigfoot.