Wow, that was fast. A couple of kids-book collaborators in Arkansas have jumped on the recent news that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, is alive and pecking in the Razorback State. Author Terry Roberts Luneau says modestly of Big Woods Bird,
The target age for the book is 3 and up. We tested it on some 4-year-olds and it seemed to work well. It has animals so younger children can relate to it.
I haven't seen the book and so can't comment on its quality, but if I could I'd link every Ivory Bill item that came along. It's such a great story, and the Arkansas folks are right: it has tremendous kid appeal. For background on the bird news, see the helpful site at Cornell University, ornithology headquarters.