Photo Art Books Imprint: Words In Our Beak

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Patricia Youngquist The Last Leaf Gardener expands into publishing photo art books with the Words In Our Beak series.  Customer Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads give the Words In Our Beak photo art book series 5 Stars!

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Published in 2017, Volume One [ISBN 978-0-9963785-2-9] begins the story as told in the voice of Cam, a feisty and beautiful female cardinal living year–round in a New York City urban garden.  Cam introduces readers to her family (her husband, Mac; their children — Frannie, Vincenzo, Pica–John, and Peanut), to her bird friends (the house finches and mourning doves), and to the joys found in an urban garden (kiwi vines, strawflowers, black–oil sunflower seeds, and more).

Volume Two [ISBN 978-0-9963785-3-6], debuted Spring 2018 and picks up the story where Volume One ended, with the family vacation to the sea shore and returning to find major changes in their beloved garden.  Here, Cam relates how structural renovations and two major weather storms impact the urban garden ecosystem she calls home and how those changes affect both the plantings that give it life and the birds who visit it.

Volume Three, [ISBN 978-0-9963785-4-3], published Fall 2018, brings the trilogy to a conclusion as Cam makes good on all her promises. First, she teaches us the how and why of winterizing an urban garden, and then she introduces us to the other bird types who have visited the place that she calls home. In this final volume, Cam also discusses how important it is for birds to be camouflaged from predators, gossips with her avian cousins around the birdfeeders, and ends with a very important announcement.

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Here are the ways you can purchase your copy of any volume in the Words In Our Beak series:

  • Ask your local bookstore to order the books for you
  • Order online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble

Written for children and adults who are curious about birds and want to learn about them from a unique perspective, the Words In Our Beak series includes numerous richly colorful images of Cam and her firends surrounded by lush flora and fauna.  Links to additional text and video are also woven within this amusing and informative narrative.

Sample a few of the amazing images from Volume One below (all of which can be custom ordered as postcards here).

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