An author who falls in love with a duck when she goes for a walk wrote this picture essay to record her day-by-day love of various birds.
- Book Intro
Relax and watch the birds in your neighborhood!
The author tries to share her observations of birds with love and tranquility instead of overflowing passion, and with an affectionate gaze instead of rich knowledge.
The author, whose knowledge of birds was mostly limited to sparrows, pigeons, and magpies, began to notice for the first time the ducks in the stream around the city. She became curious about the name of the ducks, so she bought an encyclopedia. Then she started to take pictures and drew them, which led to her observing of other birds, thereby experiencing a whole other world.
After meeting this world she had not known before, the author often looked out the window. Even she started to enjoy going out to throw out the garbage or go shopping. Further, she even started to leave feed for birds to eat on the window sill, as she was concerned that birds might not have enough food during the cold winter.
When you think of someone observing a bird, an image comes to your mind. A man travels to a remote place and stays days and nights in a tent as camouflage with large telephoto lens and binoculars in hands. However, the author's way of watching birds is a bit lukewarm and awkward. It's more about walking around the village than bird watching. This book shows that nature observation doesn't have to be grand or professional, and anyone can do it easily.
The author calls it "a book about lukewarm and clumsy love for birds." However, when you read the book, you come to realize that observing nature and understanding the myriad creatures living around us come from that lukewarm and clumsy love. It opens our eyes and our heart and gives us the kind of happiness we have never known before.
- About the Author
Bang Yunhee (F) studied cartoon art at school and now works as an illustrator. She usually spends her time drawing, sometimes strolling through the neighborhood, watching birds, trees, insects and grass. As she loved birds, she enjoyed drawing them, which led to her interest in the nature surrounding birds. She strives to express the beauty she feels when looking into nature.