Book Review: The Water Tower Ravens by Sandra Kovacs Stein

I read about this book in one of my local newspapers. It was written by an author who lives in a town nearby, so I wanted to check it out. She decided to create this picture book when a pair of ravens decided to nest in a water tower near the balcony of her home. Stein is a photographer, and she became captivated photographing the ravens. She then used the photographs to create a narrative about the lives of the raven couple and the new offspring.

I really enjoyed the photography, especially the pictures of the ravens spreading their wings. As Stein documents, the young ravens learning to fly would often fall to the ground, and the town put up a warning sign to prevent drivers from accidentally hitting the birds. The narrative gives the book meaning for younger readers, and the photos will interest older readers. A fun read!

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