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A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings: Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom

Authors: Sewell, Matt
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
BISAC/Subject: NAT037000, REF023000, ART050030
ISBN: 9780399579400, Related ISBNs: 0399579397, 0399579400, 9780399579394, 9780399579400
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: "Most groups of wildlife can be described as a flock, herd, or shoal—but where is the fun in ending there?" — from the Introduction

Whether you're an animal lover or a grammar geek, illustrator Matt Sewell has the perfect menagerie of beasts (and beast-related terms) for your reading pleasure. Along with fifty-five gorgeous color illustrations, Sewell presents the unexpected collective nouns used to describe groups of animals on land, in the air, and in the water. Discover the secret behind a "sleuth of bears," keep your eyes open for a "watch of nightingales," and learn something new about a "school of whales." Illustrated in inimitable watercolor, this book makes a great gift for nature and art lovers everywhere.
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