Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

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by Tish Rabe, Artie Ruiz
     
 

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Bee hummingbirds, ostriches, flycatchers, chickadees, and bald eagles! Dick and Sally find themselves on a bird-watching tour led by the Cat in the Hat. After a quick lesson on just exactly what a bird is, they go motoring around the world to observe our fine feathered friends in their natural habitats. Time flies, and soon it's late, but the Cat saves the day by

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Bee hummingbirds, ostriches, flycatchers, chickadees, and bald eagles! Dick and Sally find themselves on a bird-watching tour led by the Cat in the Hat. After a quick lesson on just exactly what a bird is, they go motoring around the world to observe our fine feathered friends in their natural habitats. Time flies, and soon it's late, but the Cat saves the day by shifting his vehicle into Fine Feather All-Weather Flying Machine mode and winging Dick and Sally back home.  

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"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
— Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
The Cat in the Hat teaches children all about birds in this book, which is part of the "Cat in the Hat Learning Library" series. The snappy verse mimics Dr. Seuss but without all the silliness. It presents a fun way for children to learn facts about the world of birds. It covers basic information about birds in general and their migration, as well as specifics about certain birds, such as emperor penguins and the New Zealand kiwi. Zany illustrations abound. There is a glossary at the back and a chart with suggested books for further reading on the subject.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-These books aim to introduce beginning readers to basic concepts in an entertaining manner. The author employs familiar characters from Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" titles to present information showing the diverse range of birds and mammals. The manic parade of rhyming facts, however, is confusing and contrived. Fine Feathered Friends is annoyingly superficial. In Is a Camel a Mammal?, a number of examples prove that mammals come in all sizes, live in many types of environments, and have various eating habits. Two basic facts, however, are mentioned in the glossary but not in the text: that mammal babies feed on their mothers' milk, and that they have backbones. In both books, the cartoon illustrations fail to distinguish among the many creatures. Series such as "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science" (HarperCollins), "Read and Wonder" (Candlewick), and Jim Arnosky's "Crinkleroot" books (S & S) are all better choices.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679883623
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
138,587
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
NC790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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