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Funny Faces, Wacky Wings, and Other Silly Big Bird Things

Funny Faces, Wacky Wings, and Other Silly Big Bird Things

by Cynthia L. Copeland, Cynthia Copeland

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Children's Literature
Large birds have some interesting characteristics—while they have feathers and wings like most of their smaller relatives, certain other features help set them apart. Blue-footed boobies have just that: webbed feet that are indeed blue; the spoonbill has a most unusually shaped beak; pelicans have a pouch that carries fish and can also serve as a feeding dish; ostriches have very long necks; and owls are very short but they can practically twist themselves 360 degrees. There are other interesting facts and excellent photographs which clearly show the feature or characteristic described. At the end of the book there is a note to parents, tips for reading and tips for discussion. Part of the "Silly Millies" nonfiction series, this is a Level 2 book for kids beginning to read alone. 2002, The Millbrook Press,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Funny Faces features an equal mixture of the familiar as well as the unfamiliar, such as the dodo and black-bellied bustard. The informative text is entertaining: "The ostrich looks like an eight-foot-tall bowling ball-with feathers." Large photographs of these birds against colorful pages of fuchsia, bright gold, green, and orange provide an up-close-and-personal view. In the second title, the Tooth Fairy and Wisdom Tooth offer facts about teeth, competing with one another about who knows more about the topic. In the end, the Tooth Fairy uses her magic wand to turn Wisdom Tooth into a toad. The entertaining text is illustrated with cartoon art and a colorful, detailed diagram of the outside and inside of a tooth. Both books are great fun for independent browsing, shared reading, and curriculum units.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Silly Millies Series: Level 2
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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