You can count on ravens for brains

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OUR feathered friends come into focus in this week’s journey into Disney’s The Wonderful World of Knowledge.

Birds is the next book in the exciting 24-set encyclopaedia, giving families the chance to find out more about their habits and habitats, diet and behaviour.

The book is right up Donald Duck’s street, but the other Disney characters are also at hand to help add more fun to the facts.

Children can learn about different species, wings, flight, nest building, eggs, migration and feeding.

Who would have thought that young swallows eat 400 meals a day or that scientists believe that ravens can count?

Nine-year-old Hugh O’Brien was certainly impressed.

“The set of Wonderful World of Knowledge non-fiction books is interesting and stands out really well,” he said.

“I got ‘Birds’ and learnt a lot about them. The amazing facts are great for small kids because it means that you can learn something amazing without reading a whole page.

“The pictures are of Disney characters so some people might think it is just for young children, but in fact it would suit ages six to ten really well.

“Overall, I think it’s great.”

Each title costs £2.99 with the Morpeth Herald from participating newsagents.

If you have missed a book simply visit our office in Newgate Street, Morpeth, or call us on 01670 517171, and back copies can be provided.