Monday, April 20, 2015

A Bird is a Bird by Lizzy Rockwell - ESSENTIAL

Rockwell, Lizzy. A Bird is a Bird, PICTURE BOOK. Holiday House, 2015. $16.95. Content: G. 

Many traits of bird classification are considered in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Multiple birds are presented to show the variety in sizes, colors, habitats, and feeding habits. Each bird presented is labeled with the correct name and is drawn in a realistic, appealing style. A few other non-bird animals with similar traits (lays eggs, flies, has a beak) are also mentioned, but the author demonstrates why they are not considered birds. 

This book reminded me a little of Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones, by Ruth Heller, but in a really fresh, agreeable way. What a great title to use in the science curriculum. 

EL ( K-)3, - ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian

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