On window ledges and beneath bridges, on statues and rooftops and even inside streetlights, birds of many kinds make their homes in the city, including barn owls and finches, falcons and crows, and of course pigeons. Barbara Bash's delightful and realistic watercolors let readers 6 to 10 peek into a hidden world, showing us a tiny house wren nestled in an abandoned work glove, or a killdeer watching over its eggs by the railroad tracks.
"The brief text gives fascinating and sometimes humorous glimpses into the birds' way of life. Imaginative book design puts the text (and readers) right into the pictures, the deep-colored illustrations reflecting both the liveliness of the birds and the stark beauty of the urban setting. City children reading Urban Roosts will begin to look at their surroundings from a new perspective."—School Library Journal