Do You Know about Birds?

Overview

What do a penguin, a pigeon, and a peacock have in common? They're all birds! But do you know what makes a bird a bird? Read this book to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Overview

What do a penguin, a pigeon, and a peacock have in common? They're all birds! But do you know what makes a bird a bird? Read this book to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathy Leggett
We all see birds each day. But what do we really know about these creatures that share our world? What makes a bird a bird? Beautiful photographs of twenty different species bring the world of birds into the hands of young researchers. With facts written in simple, easy-to-understand terms, readers can learn about birds' similarities and differences. Birds can swim, perch, hunt, climb and run—each in their own special way. An ostrich has feathers, yet it is too heavy to fly and simply runs very fast. A penguin has feathers, yet its feathers are for swimming and providing protection from the cold. The woodpecker has a long sharp beak for tapping holes in trees so that it can find food, while the flamingo has a curved beak for trapping tiny plants and animals as it sweeps its beak back and forth in the water. This book was written to excite and engage the reader with questions that compare and contrast the various bird species, and fun, interesting facts abound. A large font size makes this a useable text for introducing research to emergent and early readers. True to the form of a non-fiction book, an easy-to-follow table of contents is followed by one or two uniquely placed sentences about each bird, leading to a simple index, a glossary and a list of further reading. All of these details work together to make this a delightful addition to a personal or classroom library. From the "Lightning Bolt Books" collection. Other animal groups to be explored in this series are amphibians, fish, insects, mammals, and reptiles. Ready, set, read! Reviewer: Kathy Leggett
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–Like the books in the “Lightning Bolt Books: Animal Close-Ups” series, which incorporates funky photography with an inspired layout, these titles are colorful, fun, and engaging introductions to topics of broad appeal. Each volume features a different animal group, discusses what it eats, how it raises its young, and where it lives. The informal style does not work as well with the broader topic of groups as it does with the specific animals discussed in “Lightning Bolt Books: Animal Close-Ups,” but that is a minor complaint. Fun facts and lists of current further-reading sources make this set a great starting point for young researchers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580138574
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 994,204
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Buffy Silverman enjoys finding bats, birds, bugs, and other animals near her home in Michigan. When she's not exploring the great outdoors, she writes science books for children. Her stories have also appeared in Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Highlights, Odyssey, and Ranger Rick.

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Table of Contents

Birds Have Feathers 4

Birds Eat with Beaks 14

Birds Lay Eggs 21

Find My Feet 28

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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