Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys by Candace Savage (106)

Crows are such interesting books. I just love the birds, despite the fact that they can become pests if you have a garden.  I learned that the hard way last year in my backyard.  But I digress…

I learned so much about this wonderful bird after reading this book. I had no idea that crows were such tool makers.  I also had no idea that they had complex family lives surprisingly similar to the human life!

I also had no idea that their vocalizations share much in common with human language.

This book has all kinds of fun informative tidbits like this.  It is a book that was hard to put down, despite the fact that it is short.

This book also discusses crow consciousness, the basic biology of crows, as well as their family structure, tricky social interactions, communication skills, incredible tool-using capabilities, and impact on the human imagination.

This book is based on more than a decade of research by an author from Saskatchewan, Canada!  This book is rich in insight, humor, and stories. It is also richly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and paintings of these fascinating birds.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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