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Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why

by Lita Judge

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This book is all about how birds talk. It talks about the different types of birds and how they talk and also why they talk. It would be a good Scientific Inquiry question to get students interested about a unit on birds. It could be a good engage read aloud if you were going to do a unit on sounds or something to do with birds. It has a lot of different types of birds in the book so it is also a great informational text on bird sounds.
  sarahetuemmler | Dec 10, 2016 |
This book discusses the mating rituals and parenting techniques of twenty-eight different birds. Most of the birds have specific songs and dances to attract a mate, each trying to out do the next. The Palm Cockatoo, for example, swings his head like a rockstar and beats his tree with a stick to tell other birds to leave his tree alone. The books talks about all types of birds, Robins, Penguins, and Turkeys are included. It also talks about various ways birds camouflage themselves and how they communicate that danger is nearby. At the end is a list of the birds that were mentioned in the book and a few facts about the bird, including its habitat and range. The book also includes a glossary, reference list, and website for more information. Any student who likes to listen to birds sing or bird watch would enjoy this book. ( )
  charneyuno | Nov 20, 2016 |
This book could prompt the discussion on patterns we see in communicating through nonverbal communication. This book shows a pattern in birds doing different things, such as stretching out feathers, to communicate to others. Students could look for similar patterns in other birds and even other species. This aligns with crosscutting concept #1: patterns. ( )
  jdaniel14 | Sep 16, 2016 |
"Bird Talk" explains all of the beautiful singing and chirping readers have ever heard. Birds sing and chirp to find a mate, sound a warning when a predator is nearby, claim their territory, and much more.
There are many different species of birds in this book. At the end, there is an entire list of the birds, along with details about their range and habitats.
If you want to introduce your class to birds, this would be the perfect way to do so. Children who are curious about the chirping and singing they hear every day will love it! ( )
  srmorgan | Apr 18, 2016 |
Summary: This book is all about how birds communicate. How each thing they do is how they talk to each other. It's informing children that just because they do not speak the same way we do, they are still telling each other things their own way.

Personal reflection: This book was interesting. I learned new things I didn't know about birds.

classroom extension: I would have my students think of another animal and a way they think that the animals communicate like the birds did.
  meaganamadon | Nov 18, 2015 |
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For Hammy| Thank you, Dave and Deirdre
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An illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the funny, fascinating things that they do.

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