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Look Up! : Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard
by Annette Leblanc Cate


Overview - A 2014 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
You don t have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds No matter where you live, they re in your neighborhood just look up.
This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around.
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Overview
A 2014 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
You don t have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds No matter where you live, they re in your neighborhood just look up.
This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader ("Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin some spruce. Yep."). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763645618
  • ISBN-10: 0763645613
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: March 2013
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-11
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 9.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Books

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Birds
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-01-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

An array of talkative cartoon birds bring energy and humor to this small-format guide to bird-watching. With help from sidebars, charts, and some very opinionated birds, Cate explains how to identify various birds by color, shape, behavior, birdcall, and other characteristics. Meanwhile, bug-eyed birds banter with each other and boast about their traits in dialogue balloons (“Hee hee! You can’t eat me—we’re in a chart!” taunts a blue-gray gnatcatcher that’s being eyed by a predatory merlin). Despite their goofy behavior and appearances, Cate’s birds are realistic enough to give readers the tools to recognize them in the wild. Cate’s informal hobbyist tone and all-around enthusiasm is infectious, as she emphasizes that bird-watching is as much about being aware of one’s environment as it is about identifying specific birds. Ages 8–up. (Mar.)

 
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