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Book cover for A Perfect Day for an Albatross

A Perfect Day for an Albatross
Written & Illustrated by

Caren Loebel-Fried
Cornell Lab Publishing Group 2017
40 pages filled with full color illustrations 

cloth $15.95

A Perfect Day for an Albatross
Published by Cornell Lab Publishing Group


Praise for A Perfect Day for an Albatross

A wonderful introduction to a magnificent sea bird, this vibrantly illustrated story belongs on every shelf.

- School Library Journal

A compellingly beautiful picture book, Loebel-Fried’s captivating text is full of vivid descriptions and fun-to-say words that delight the ear and tongue. The book’s visual images are every bit as stunning, evoking seascapes and landscapes in deep, bright tones. Loebel-Fried’s powers of observation and her empathy with the natural world shine through.

- Beth Guldseth, American Birding Association 

A Perfect Day for an Albatross is a perfect book for any child you love, a book of generous, inspired vision. It’s a beautiful story about these legendary birds in their ocean paradise 

Carl Safina, author of Eye of the Albatross and Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel

The …illustrations… are bold and striking. The book ends with some factual information on albatross biology and conservation, helpful to answer questions that a child might raise… I can recommend Caren’s latest book to parents looking for a gift for their pre-teen child. It can only help install and encourage a respect and love for the magnificent beings that albatrosses truly are.

- John Cooper, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels 

Volcano author and artist Caren Loebel-Fried collaborated with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to create the ideal book for children and nature lovers of all ages. Both gorgeous and scientifically sound, as well as gracefully told.

– Don Wallace, Honolulu Magazine

A Perfect Day for an Albatross sweeps you into an albatross’s world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing, and their intense commitment to one another and their nestlings. Set on Midway Atoll, where 72 percent of the world’s Laysan Albatrosses make their nests, Malie, an albatross, must protect her egg until her mate returns. Join Malie as she dances, hunts, and soars over the ocean swells.

A Perfect Day for an Albatross is compatible with Bird QR for streaming sounds, video, and other content. Back matter includes a Bird QR link to watch live albatrosses on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology HD cam in Hawai'i.


Also available now for free download:
Educators Guide from Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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