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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Soon it will be Mother's Day 2018!



In a little over a week's time (as in Sunday the thirteenth of May), it will be Mother's Day! And if anyone knows the importance of a mother, it's is Frannie and Vincenzo, who are two to of Cam's (my visiting cardinal) children!

Cam can be seen with each of them (respectively) in the photos atop this entry. They are very near and dear to her, and vice versa as evidenced in her book series, Words In Our Beak (which is pictured below).


Her stories are impressive, therefore, if you still have your mother, or grandmother, or have a sister who is a mother, an aunt who is a mother, a niece or a cousin who is a mother, a daughter or daughter-in-law who is a mother or even a good friend who is a mother, this is a good time to think about offering your special person or persons, the gift of Cam's book series,

Here are some remarks (reviews) from a few folks who have bought her book (or books):

Volume One:

"SO happy that this wonderful book is now in hardcover! WORDS IN OUR BEAK is the perfectly delightful holiday gift -- beautiful, educational, and fun, it is a good read for anyone of any age. Little Cam will be so busy visiting folks I know all over the country to fly them to NewYork City, and to give them her magical tour! Thank you, Cam! Thank you, too, for allowing Patricia Youngquist to tell your story!"

"If you are not yet a bird-lover, you will be after reading this book. Words in our Beak is so enchanting as it follows a little cardinal named, Cam, through the rooftops of NYC and beyond. Cam has so much to share from a bird's eye perspective, it was hard to put the book down. I became enveloped in Cam's world by imagining what it is like to live on a rooftop, choose the right flowers to eat, and listen to the world around in the most intimate, gentle and fascinating ways. Thank you, Cam! I hope to read ever more of your travels in the new year!"

"Visually beautiful, fanciful and such an enamoring way to learn more about our feathered friends."

Volume Two:

"Volume Two satisfies the hunger one has after reading Volume One for “more.” This series of books is spoken by Cam, the permanent female cardinal resident of a New York City fourth floor garden, who expands greatly on the other birds who feel comfortable and “at home” visiting the urban rooftop of author Patricia Youngquist, TLLG (The Last Leaf Gardener). One thing that impressed me was the creative imagination that Cam has about how she thinks about the other birds. The extensive photography of not only the birds (multiple images of 21 other birds) but also the wide variety of beautiful plants and flowers that are tastefully growing around the garden. For the purist, the Latin names of both the bird species and the plants are given. A hardback 6 x 9-inch book, the cover flyleaf has a stunning photo of Cam the cardinal. A surprising garden in the middle of NYC, just off Central Park --- and a surprisingly captivating book..."

"A beautifully photographed and humorous story of the life of Cam, a female cardinal, and her fine feathered friends in the ever evolving rooftop NYC garden of The Last Leaf Gardener. As with Volume one of Words In Our Beak, I laughed, I learned, and was totally enthralled with this avian’s delightful story of her trials and tribulations of living in New York City — you’ll enjoy it!"

"Very impressive looking volume featuring great commentary and photos. A must for any lover of birds and/or urban gardening."


Hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can be found wherever books are sold.


Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books. Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White CollectionKaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.


When the third volume of the hard-cover version of Words In Our Beak was released, I withdrew from promoting my former versions of Words In Our Beak. 

The very first one is an iBook and went into Apple's book store in 2015.

This was followed by an ePub version...

... that is available on Amazon and was also published in 2015.

Subsequently, Words In Our Beak's digital versions were published as a soft-cover book (with slight variations) by MagCloud in 2017.

Its press release can be read by clicking here.  

Now with the release of BIRD TALES....

... I've been advised to make mention of my early versions of volume one of Words In Our Beak, they do vary ever so slightly in content from the hard-cover version of volume one.

As of this addendum, I do not intend to create digital or soft-cover versions of Words In Our Beak Volume Two or Words In Our Beak Volume Three.

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