Twenty-nine species of birds, each accompanying a different letter of the alphabet, appear in an appropriate setting. Bluebirds frame the letter B, an ibis stands as high as the letter I, and an S curves around the bodies of three mute swans. Identifying captions included.
In addition to illustrating books for Dover, Ruth Soffer has also done work for other major publishing houses. An artist specializing in natural science subjects, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.