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My Opposites Early Birds Book

Patricia Mitter Miyoko Chu Jill Holtzman Leichter

24 pages
WunderMill Publishing Group

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

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology – the world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds – this fun and vibrant board book introduces young readers to opposites from a fast falcon to a slow heron. It's never too early to expose your children to the many wonders of nature! EARLY BIRDS, our new board book series, continues with MY OPPOSITES pairing concepts like loud with one beautiful bird and it's opposite with a second bird for reinforcement. 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.

Free Bird QR app download for Android and iOS developed with Cornell Lab for interactive features in the book! Delight your child with streaming bird sounds.

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

Birds featured in MY OPPOSITES:

  • Atlantic Puffin
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Anna’s Hummingbird
  • Painted Bunting
  • Barn Owl
  • Brown Pelican
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Violet-Green Swallow
  • Evening Grossbeak
  • House Finch
  • American Robin
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow


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

“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, where 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. In 2016, she designed Bird Brainiacs. My Opposites Book board book is a follow up to her first two children’s titles for the Early Birds™ series from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group—My Colors Book and My Numbers Book. Patricia is also a photographer and lives in Durham, North Carolina.