Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than 75 award-winning books for young people, along with countless magazine articles for both children and adults. A marine biologist and scientist by training, most of Collard's books focus on natural history, science, and the environment. When he is not writing or publishing, Collard can often be found speaking to students, conducting teacher workshops, volunteering for his son's Boy Scout Troop, and walking his Frisbee-catching border collie, Mattie.
What makes this big-year book different is the father-son bonding
element . . . the picture of a teenager that emerges has the ring
of truth. A proficient storyteller, Collard writes with style about
their travels together.--Kirkus Reviews
Accompanying Sneed and Braden is a pleasure whether or not you're a birder. And if you're not, these travels might get you started.--Irene Wanner "The Seattle Times "
For those interested in basic birdwatching, natural history, ecotourism, U.S. travel, and father-son relationships, this accessible personal account is full of warmth and wonder.--Henry T. Armistead "Library Journal "
Warblers & Woodpeckers is both an adventurous read and a celebration of family, with especial appeal to armchair travelers, nature lovers, and birding aficionados. Highly recommended.--James A. Cox "Midwest Book Review, REVIEWER'S CHOICE "
A sweet tale of world travel and adventure.... The bonding that happens over this father and son's shared obsession with ornithology in this light read is the real story of the book. Birders who may have their eye on doing a Big Year of their own, as well as non-birders who may find the whole idea baffling but charming, would enjoy this book about discovery and family.--Erin H. Turner "Big Sky Journal "
Part travelogue and part celebration of family, this endearing book will appeal to birders, nature lovers, and armchair travelers.--GrrlScientist "Forbes "