How big are trumpeter swans? With their wings stretched out, they are about as long as an 8-foot (2.4-m) rowboat! These large waterbirds live in North America and make their homes near lakes and ponds. Because of their huge size, trumpeter swans can fight off almost any predator. Get too close to a swan, and you'll hear the loud honking sound that makes it clear how this big bird got its name. In Trumpeter Swan: The World's Largest Waterbird, eye-popping color photos paired with simple, grade-appropriate text will engage children as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this supersized animal. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.