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Bird Talk

What Birds Are Saying and Why
Judge, Lita (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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An illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the funny, fascinating things that they do.
Authors: Judge, Lita
Title: Bird talk
what birds are saying and why
Publisher: New York : Flash Point, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lita Judge
Summary: An illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the funny, fascinating things that they do.
ISBN: 1596436468
9781596436466
Branch Call Number: j 598.1594 J926b 2012 Beginning Facts
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Birdsongs Juvenile literature Animal communication Juvenile literature Birds Behavior Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Birdsongs
Animal communication
Birds
LCCN: 2010030353
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An illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the funny, fascinating things that bird do.


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Jul 10, 2014
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this nonfiction picture book. The illustrations are beautiful and I really liked the information that was given, and the way the author broke it down.

Feb 04, 2014
  • emilydickinson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fascinating and informative. About how birds communicate, primarily through verbal messages but also through body language. Also reveals the "why" of the communication, usually in order to choose a mate or to protect territory. Written in simple, easy to understand language. Up-to-date as well, including information about Alex the famous African Gray Parrot who proved scientifically that birds are not just mimics; rather, some parrots are capable of using human language meaningfully. Recognizes that many birds are extremely intelligent, on a par with dolphins and chimps. Excellent illustrations plus additional information in back. Highly recommend.

Jun 29, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Like a written companion to the documentary Winged Migration Judge's title takes the wide swath of ornithology as a whole and breaks it down into small bite-sized pieces that kids can both read and enjoy. Lovely as a document, useful as a book, and a definite boon to the bird-lovers amongst us, count on Bird Talk to encourage just that. A whole lotta talking about birds.

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Jun 29, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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Jun 29, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

How much do you really know about birds? They're our neighbors, after all. Even if you live in the most busting of metropolises, you're bound to catch a glimpse of them here or there. Yet are they the brainless twittering nobodies we sometimes take them to be or is there something else at work? Are they, in fact, capable of communication? Turning her attention to twenty-eight different kinds of birds, Ms. Judge separates her book into the ways birds choose to stand out amongst one another, how they greet each other, how they find one another, how they protect one another, encourage each other, listen, and learn. Accompanied by Ms. Judge's gorgeous lush watercolors, kids get short sweet glimpses into the lives of birds, common and otherwise. Back matter includes a listing of the birds in this book (with additional information about their habitats and geographical locations), a Glossary, References, a Web Site, and an Author's Note that explains how Ms. Judge came to write her book.

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Jun 29, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lita Judge sketches penguins

Author/illustrator Lita Judge shows off her skills with a pencil, drawing some of the characters in this book.

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