I was first introduced to this book as a young child of maybe 4 or 5 while my family (consisting of three girls and two parents) lived in a suburb of Chicago in the late 60s & early 70s. I LOVED this book. My mother had to read it to me many times. Actually, she probably read it to all three of us since we were pretty inseparable. My mother had a very expressive voice and was an amazing actress and singer. She imbued everything she read with wonder. It’s a great book and perfect for the children of a birder.