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Bird Talk

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When children get their hands on this book, they are sure "to really read it, to really really read it." Or so says the magnolia warbler.And the magnolia warbler is not the only one with an opinion. There are sixty-three bird species talking their way through this funny backyard story.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 30th 1999 by Greenwillow Books (first published March 1998)
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Marcie
Apr 07, 2008 Marcie rated it really liked it
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What a silly book. This is a book to read aloud. The author took the bird call memory pronunciations from a popular bird guide and turned them into a story of sorts. My daughter and I had fun repeating the silly bird calls: "See, see, see, Miss Beecher, please, please, pleased to meet'cha" and "To really read it, to really, really read it", etc. It didn't teach us much about birds but it was still fun to read.
Sandy Brehl
Incredibly beautiful illustrations are both expressive and scientifically accurate, as is the simple but informative text about ways birds communicate with each other. Back matter adds more details with bird profiles, glossary, references, websites, and an author's note.
Liz Todd
May 07, 2016 Liz Todd rated it really liked it
Kind of a cool book!!! If I took some time, I might be able to figure out (and remember) the calls of some of the birds in my yard. Regardless, the kids enjoyed this book. Lots to notice and think about.
Jackie
Displays various types of birds, their calls, and the 'memory-phrases' that bird-watchers use to remember the birds' 'songs.'
kelly
Nov 20, 2008 kelly rated it really liked it
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Liby loves this book. It's boring to me, but I would suspect that if you brought the book with you while birdwatching, it might be fun.
Sonic
Oct 17, 2013 Sonic rated it did not like it
Not very informative or well done. I felt like this could have been so much better.
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I thought this was a clever way to remember the songs of the different birds.
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