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Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why Hardcover – March 13, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Flash Point (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596436468
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596436466
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"...magical..."--Horn Book
 
“…a fun glimpse at the variety among the world’s birds.”--School Library Journal
 
"With humor and sensitivity, Judge translates the secret language of birds..."--Publishers Weekly
 
“Delightfully straightforward and accessible.”--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

The granddaughter of ornithologists, Lita Judge has listened to and observed birds ever since she was a little girl. She is also the author/illustrator of Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

More About the Author

Lita Judge is a writer and artist whose greatest passion is creating children's books. She is the author/illustrator for over a dozen fiction and nonfiction picture books including Flight School (Simon & Schuster, 2014), Red Hat (S&S, 2013), Red Sled (S&S, 2011), Bird Talk (Roaring Brook, 2012), One Thousand Tracings, and Pennies for Elephants (Disney-Hyperion). Her background in geology, paleontology and biology inspires her nonfiction books. Lita spent several years working for the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology before turning to writing about dinosaurs and other natural history subjects. But her background with animals also inspires her whimsical fictional tales filled with characters who forge big dreams. Several of her books have been selected as Junior Library Guild picks and they have received numerous awards including the 2013 Sterling North Award, the Jane Addams Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Book, the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, Michigan Notable Book, and Kirkus Best Children's book of 2011. She enjoys teaching both writing and illustration to students of all ages and shares much about her creative process in classrooms and on her blog and website. Lita lives with her husband, two cats and a little green parrot named Beatrix Potter in Peterborough, New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.net

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She loves nature especially birds.
Joanna Russo
I'd say the average reading level for this would be third to fourth grade, but it's still very appropriate for older and younger readers.
Carey Hagan
Written in simple, easy to understand language.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Carey Hagan on March 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Deeply cool nonfiction for kids, with wonderful, well-placed illustrations. This book gives the perfect amount of information for most elementary-aged children: not too much, and not too little. I'd say the average reading level for this would be third to fourth grade, but it's still very appropriate for older and younger readers. Lita Judge hits all the major bases of why and how birds talk to each other: mate selection; territory guarding; pair bonding; basic greetings; parent-baby training and encouragement; parent-to-parent talk; threats; pure mimicry; and trickery. She also introduces the reader to a wide range of birds engaging in their various forms of "talk." There's a detailed bird glossary in the back; a glossary of scientific terms (e.g., breed, fledgling, flock, habitat, etc.), a good bibiliography, and an interesting author's note (see Lita as a girl with a parakeet on her shoulder). I was very impressed with this book: it's excellent, and adults can learn from it, as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sterling Librarian on April 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Looking for a fun way to teach animal adaptations? This book is perfect. It describes how a wide variety of birds use their voices and body language to attract mates, stay in touch with their young, avoid enemies, and more. BIRD TALK belongs in every elementary classroom and on the bookshelves of bird lovers young and old.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Russo on April 5, 2013
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The 5 year old girl I gave this book to was thrilled! She loves nature especially birds. She sleeps with the book next to her bed and looks at it everyday! When she takes a walk in the park with her parents or grandmother she tries to find as many birds as she can that are in the book. Just lovely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debnance at Readerbuzz on December 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Yes, there have been many books about birds for children (there are at least three in this batch of Cybils nominees) but this book is the definitive children's book for one aspect of birds: bird talk. Lita Judge shares all the quirky little-known information she could find with us, her readers, about where and when and how and why birds communicate. Add to the fascinating information big bold drawings of birds and you have a book that children will linger over. Wonderful book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Keefe on June 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Lita's love of birds came from her childhood with her ornithological grandparents. As a child she recorded bird song so she could learn it, cared for orphaned birds and has a great love of them. Her interest has resulted in this lovely book.

Bird Talk is the most beautifully illustrated bird book I have ever seen, the colourful drawings of an assortment of species from around the world are combined with informative notes on their calls and behaviour. This is a book I can't wait to buy.

Susan Keefe, Editor - Your Pets Magazine
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