Amazing Birds

Amazing Birds

by Brenda Williams
     
 

Amazing Birds see a bird that sews its nest like a tailor does. Meet several types of birds that like to dance with their mates. Marvel at a bird that flies 20,000 miles a year. In this book, you'll learn about the life cycles of some fascinating birds-from the athletic Arctic tern to the tricky killdeer. See more details below

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Amazing Birds see a bird that sews its nest like a tailor does. Meet several types of birds that like to dance with their mates. Marvel at a bird that flies 20,000 miles a year. In this book, you'll learn about the life cycles of some fascinating birds-from the athletic Arctic tern to the tricky killdeer.

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Children's Literature - Leslie Rounds
One of the "Amazing Life Cycles" series, this attractive library bound book offers grade-schoolers an overview of avian life. The pages feature quite a lot of information presented in photo captions, additional text circles and different sizes of font that may distract less experienced readers. Several dramatic, close-up, full-color photographic illustrations on every page accompany brief text that includes, initially, information that is common to all birds, including that they are warm-blooded but not mammals, have feathers and have reptilian ancestry. Information is presented about flight, eggs and nests. A typical life cycle (of a robin) follows. Later sections are specific to a variety of different types of birds: the hornbill, killdeer, emperor penguin, Arctic tern, bowerbird (that likes to decorate its nest with colorful items,) tailorbird (that stitches its nest together) and puffin. These sections include just enough text to pique the interest of budding ornithologists. The book also has a general map of bird habitats, a table of contents, a glossary and an index. Since this entertaining book is likely to spark further interest, it's unfortunate that it doesn't include either a bibliography or a list of other resources. In spite of that shortcoming, it would be a desirable addition to libraries serving early primary grades and would be useful for report writing as well as browsing. Reviewer: Leslie Rounds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836888942
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Gareth Stevens Amazing Life Cycles Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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