A young girl shows how to make a simple bird feeder using a pine cone, string, peanut butter, and seeds.
Each book in this "Welcome Books" nonfiction series about making things features a child of seven who introduces himself or herself and proceeds in clear directions to tell how to create something out of common materials. Text of one or two sentences per page is faced by an illustration of the process. Specialized vocabulary is revisited in a pronunciation glossary, Website s and related books are mentioned, and an index is included. Here, Rita shows readers how to choose a pinecone, cover it with peanut butter, and roll it in birdseed making a simple birdfeeder a project well suited for preschool or primary grades and in directions that new readers can read for themselves. It also invites slightly older readers to write their own simple directions and create illustrations or photographs for a craft project they can recommend to their classmates. 2002, Rosen Book Works/Scholastic,