"Sibley Birds of Land, Sea, and Sky" by David Allen Sibley
Well, this is a bittersweet post. Blogging for Books is closing down so this will be my last review on something from them, but hopefully, I won't be gone forever!! There are other honest reviews for free books websites so I might sign up for one of those. You never know. Anyway, this last BfB post is on David Allen Sibley's Sibley Birds of Land, Sea, and Sky, a collection of 50 postcards of watercolor paintings (of birds, obviously).
At the very first glance, the presentation is very pleasing! The box is sturdy and well designed: simple, with just enough color. When you open the box, the postcards are divided into the five types of birds in the collection (waterfowl, woodpeckers, wading birds, songbirds, owls & raptors).
The postcards themselves are made of very durable, sturdy cardstock, with nice rounded edges and plenty of room on the back to write on. The paintings are very nice, but a few of them seem a bit bland (lacking color, background, etc.). Most of them are fantastic and there are few special ones that I really like (and probably will keep! ;) ). Another nice thing about the postcards is that they are very versatile. They can be sent in the mail, framed, or used as gift tags.
Would I recommend this to a friend? I might give some to a friend! They would be especially perfect for people who like to send out "get well soon" or "thinking of you" encouragement cards. Pretty cards, less $$ for postage, and a nice amount of writings space = perfect!
How many stars would I give this? 4.5
*Disclaimer: I received these postcards from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.