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My Numbers Early Birds Book

Patricia Mitter Miyoko Chu

24 pages
WunderMill Publishing Group

35% of the net proceeds from every Cornell Lab Publishing Group book purchase will support projects such as children's educational and community programs.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology – the world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds – this fun and colorful board book introduces young readers to numbers, from one owl at night to ten ducks on a lake. Numbers one through ten are described, with full-color art for fun counting. Backmatter includes scannable QR codes that will play the call of each bird species, perfect fun for birder families wanting a soundtrack as they read along.

Your child will count along with these birds:

  • Great Horned Owl
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Flamingo
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Robin
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard


The Early Birds Learning Series introduces toddlers to a range of concepts using birds, including color, numbers, opposites, and more. Developed by a team of birders and teachers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, each book is designed to help teach youngsters the beauty and joy of bird appreciation as they learn each concept.

Special features differentiate EARLY BIRDS from other board book series, including: 1) Repetitive triplets and word tools on each spread to describe what each bird does or sounds like, enhancing learning; 2) Back matter with streaming HD bird sounds that gives parents and children a real multi-media experience using BIRD QR, our free Android and iOS downloadable app; 3) Special page tabs for little hands

Rave reviews for EARLY BIRDS:

“Tabbed pages open to spreads, each featuring a bird that – except for the flamingos - you could find here” — ITHACA CHILD

“Birds and opposites converge in this book for budding ornithologists...ambitious.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Each page features a bird, as well as a natural feature…Text also describes birds’ calls. Tabs allow young children to grab hold for easy page-turning.” –ARCHIMEDES NOTEBOOK

Author Bio

Patricia Mitter is the former Creative Director of the Cornell Lab Publishing Group and Persnickety Press. After earning her graphic design degree in Caracas, Venezuela, she moved to the United States with her husband. There, she began a new career path in the world of editorial design and quickly learned that her passion for nature and animals was a perfect fit. These board books are her first written and illustrated titles, following her illustration and design of her first children's title for the Cornell Lab Publishing Group, Bird Brainiacs.. Patricia is also a photographer and lives in Durham, North Carolina.