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Virginia Dike’s delightful children’s book will help youngsters learn to identify the 25 most common West African birds.

Beautifully illustrated by Robin Gowen with lush, poetic descriptions of each bird, the book has tips for encouraging birds to visit compounds, a bird-watching guide, and suggestions for parents and teachers. There is no better way to inspire a love of nature in the youngest minds. Virginia Dike is a professor and head of the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria. She grew up in the United States in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has a BA in History from Harvard University and an MA in Education and an MSc in Library Science, both from Columbia University. She is an American by birth and Nigerian by marriage and has five children.