Laura Erickson. Due out 27th Oct 2020 from Storey Publishing, it's 152 pages and will be available in hardcover, audio, and ebook formats.
This is a well written nonfiction collection of birds and their mating behaviors. The book contains a general introduction followed by more than 30 bird species arranged alphabetically by common name. Each of the entries contains an illustration (see cover), along with a short 2-3 page essay on basic mating and pairbonding behavior. The book is full of interesting facts and trivia about each of the birds included although the author's anthropomorphism was a bit heavy going sometimes. I also felt the lack of proper nomenclature was a significant minus.
The book is written in simple accessible language and would be a good choice for younger bird enthusiasts, public or classroom library book, or the like.
Three and a half stars, rounded up for the engaging text and beautiful illustrations.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.