T intended to be a scientist s science presentation It s about Being An Everyday Person an everyday person into birding and the talking birds are appropriate The purpose of the book guides the criteria I enjoyed Cate s sassy cartoon birds It s not exactly the same but the style and tone reminded me of Jared Lee s Bummers cartoons from Scholastic s 1974 1992 Dynamite Magazine The intent is not to make kids think animals have human thoughts and emotions it s intended to add some okes to the really basic information on birding The best aspect of
THIS BOOK IS ITS DEPTH IN book is its depth in content and graphic formats It really is a comprehensive guide to amateur birding The wheel diagram for shades of brown the rainbow diagram for spectrum of colors of birds the bubble diagram for taxonomy it was a brilliant array of appropriate variety in graphic organizers Several different kinds of comic strips are used throughout and a large two page fashion runway was an ingenious way to show off the differences in sparrows Cate attacks the boringness of the content head on and challenges readers to ust start looking and drawing It was a tough book to read in one sitting and I imagine it being best read over some time a week or two to look closely at each few pages Cate promotes a field guide over her book for actually getting out observing and differentiating birds It reminded me of our days in Gunnison when we kept A Field Guide to Western Birds next to the kitchen window that looked out onto our lilacs We saw dozens of different kinds of birds there every spring and summer and we d put a date next to each bird when we saw it I haven t been able to find that guide book since we moved down from the mountains six years ago I really didn t expect this book to grab me the way it did I wish I d had Look Up when I first started watching birds as a kid Cate s text and detailed illustrations fill every page from edge to edge even the endpapers and provide practical tips on how to watch birds and what to observe I can tell that this was a work of love for this author She really knows her birds I learned a few things myself about a few species I ve seen Her touches of humor in the birds and their conversations make some of the information easier to remember Both the characters and the birds talk like kids would talk today without being overly slangy The only place where I didn t care for the modern voice was on page 48 I can t imagine Linnaeus ever saying dudes This is the PERFECT book to give budding birdwatchers Highly recommended and well deserving of the Robert F Sibert Informational Book Award honor book. 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. My new favorite children s book is Look Up This delightful informative inspiring introduction to bird watching for kids 8 and up with plenty to offer for novice adults offers the basics of bird watching from characteristics and behavior shapes
#flying patterns songs #patterns songs and even a introduction to classification I loved its conversational cartoon approach and uirky humor A wonderful book I love book it s all about birds and how they think people are watching them It offers readers a humorous view point of the birds in this comedic picture book It has alot of words so I would use this for upper elementary or early middle school possibly 4 6 The author really grabs the readers attention right off the bat She leads the reader in with the tantalizing titles and explains the reasoning behind her actions It would be a great book do discuss stating a claim and viewpoints It gives the reader many facts on bird watching such as they are the easiest to see of all wild creatures Within this book there are two points of view one from the birdwatcher and one from a kid He is almost like a debbie downer in that he sees everything as boring The author allows all types of people to see that they can capture the essence of bird watching In the section a rainbow of color the author gives you many birds that are all colors of the rainbow and their names Although the names are difficult you could still do a matching activity with this Or have children research their favorite birds and give the reasons why they like the bird Tie art into this as well and have children create scenes where they would see birds Compare their scene to this manual Think of how you might draw a bird Does it describe it in the book You might have Creative nonfiction A book on how to bird watch After reading this book I will never look at a bird the same again Annette LeBlanc Cate helps us be observant in the way we look at birds their color shape habitat features sounds etcThe illustrations add some comic relief to the topic with birds talking to each other birds cracking okes and birds conversing with the narrator in speech bubbles The fashion show performed by the birds was particularly funnyI did find the entire book a bit overwhelming and the illustrated birds distracting I felt there were too many things going on on each page It may have been overkill The book is divided into chapters but it still seemed a bit choppy in content Nevertheless I admired LeBlanc Cate s effort at bringing life and humor to the topic of bird watching to inspire readers to appreciate life around them Finally fou. 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 ust look upThis conversational humorous introduction to bird watching encourages kids to get.