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Am I Like You?

Brian Scott Sockin Laura Erickson Anna Rettberg

32 pages
Persnickety Press

If you were a bird, what bird would you be? Do you sing all day long like a Northern Cardinal, or are you happier socializing like a goldfinch? Find out in Am I Like You , the story of a mother and son duo looking for themselves in nature—simply by taking a walk! As they happen upon and observe different birds along the trail, each with their own unique personality traits and behaviors, they consider which one they feel most like on that day. Theirs is a journey of self discovery that proves we may not have feathers, but we aren't so different from birds after all!

From renowned birding author, Laura Erickson and the Cornell Lab Publishing Group's very own President and author, Brian Scott Sockin, Am I Like You? is a wonderful new picture book that empowers parents and children to explore the world of birds together.

As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, 35% of the net proceeds from the sale of Am I Like You? goes directly to the Cornell Lab to support projects such as children's educational and community programs.

Author Bio

Brian Scott Sockin has authored seven books, including the C.A.R.E. Treasure of Children's Folklore. Brian has a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University and M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. Brian is president of the Cornell Lab Publishing Group, which has afforded him the rare opportunity to pair his passion for nature and writing with his business career. Brian has worked intimately with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for many years on numerous education and publishing initiatives, including the wildbirdclub.com family website. Brian is a native of Upstate New York and now lives in Cary, NC, with his family.

Laura Erickson has been a scientist, teacher, writer, wildlife rehabilitator, blogger, public speaker, photographer, and science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She's written seven books about birds, including The Bird Watching Answer Book and the National Geographic Pocket Guide to Birds of North America. Laura is a National Outdoor Book Award winner, has been an editor of Bird Scope magazine and is a columnist and contributing editor for Birdwatching magazine. In 2014, she was awarded the presitigious Roger Tory Peterson Award by the American Birding Association for lifetime achievement in promoting the cause of birding. Laura also writes and produces a daily radio segment about birds. Laura lives in Duluth, MN.