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Some birds are huge and some are tiny. Some birds are fantastically colorful and some are plain. What do all birds share? Early nonfiction expert Lizzy Rockwell explains that birds have beaks, wings, feathers, and eggs. Other animals might have some of these features in common, but only a bird has them all. Only a bird is a bird!A clear text and graceful illustrations coveSome birds are huge and some are tiny. Some birds are fantastically colorful and some are plain. What do all birds share? Early nonfiction expert Lizzy Rockwell explains that birds have beaks, wings, feathers, and eggs. Other animals might have some of these features in common, but only a bird has them all. Only a bird is a bird!A clear text and graceful illustrations cover dozens of different birds and their shared characteristics, as well as the unique qualities of unusual birds, such as penguins and peacocks....

Title : A Bird Is a Bird
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ISBN : 9780823430420
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Bird Is a Bird Reviews

  • Francesca Justine
    2019-05-26 10:38

    This is a great story for children who love birds or what to know more about birds in general. The author does a great job going through every part of a bird like the beak wings and that they say eggs and have feathers. The words had a rhyming quality. Another thing that was cool is each bird in this book had the name of that particular bird under the illustration, so children could look up the bird if they thought it was interesting

  • Emily McKnight
    2019-05-01 10:36

    Illustrations: gouache, watercolor, colored pencil, on Fabriano hot press watercolor paper Labels birds "Common Ostrich (Male)"Separates birds with beaks and wings from other organisms with them... Feathers!

  • Shari
    2019-05-06 11:25

    Beautiful picture book addressing the features of birds.

  • Caroline
    2019-04-25 09:26

    A informational book on birds for younger kids with simple text and colorful illustrations.

  • Tori Crumrine
    2019-05-16 09:23

    This book tells about the characteristics that classify and animal as a bird. It is nonfiction and includes the common names of the birds pictured in the illustrations.This book made me think of an evolution class that I took last year, because we talked about a transition species that had characteristics of a bird and a modern reptile.

  • Krisan Murphy
    2019-05-19 11:40

    Simply elegant drawings of birds, birds, and more birds of all sizes and shapes fill the pages of this educational early reader picture book. The colors are crisp and true to nature. Full of variety, birds are tall and small, fancy and plain, vibrant and dull, but all birds have wings, beaks, and feathers. The beak of the Toco Toucan, the Scarlet Macaw, and the Blue-headed Parrot helps these birds pick fruit. On each page where the bird is featured, the bird’s name appears. The Great Egret, the Brown Pelican, and the Great Blue Heron catch fish with their beaks while the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird draws out nectar with its beak. Bird wings spread to help the Andean Condor soar over the mountains and the King Penguins swim and dive. Another reason a bird is a bird is because it starts out as an egg, whether it is on the ground or in a tree. The author makes an astute point to show that a creature can have wings and not be a bird (a house fly), it can begin as an egg and not be a bird (a snake), and have a beak and not be a bird (a platypus). What makes a bird a bird? A bird has feathers. This lovely book is a must for every child (and adult) who loves birds.

  • Ro
    2019-05-08 14:42

    An introduction to the basics that make an organism part of the bird class. Simple text mentions a different attribute in each page and how birds use it in different ways. The illustrations exemplify the attribute and it's use or description with at least two different birds that have their common name and in some cases gender next to each drawing. Readers will have a clear understanding of what makes a bird a bird and may very well want to explore more in depth some of the birds they learn about through the watercolor, colored pencil and gouache illustrations.

  • Carolyn Combs
    2019-05-11 10:38

    In a clear lyrical voice, Lizzy Rockwell's "A Bird is a Bird "answers the fundamental question of what makes a bird a bird. After introducing beaks, wings, and eggs along with the roles of these parts, the the book takes a fun twist with the question – are other animals with beaks, wings, and eggs birds too? We learn that feathers are key to making a bird a bird. Well-labeled detailed pictures show a great variety of birds, familiar as well as less familiar ones. Repetition, peppered with a bit of rhyme, make this a great informational read aloud and beginning reader book.

  • Katie Lawrence
    2019-05-17 11:35

    An interesting look at what defines birds from other animals including beaks, feathers, eggs etc. The variety of birds depicted was really neat and some of the questions asked towards the middle about snakes and platypus reminded me strongly of the questions my students would ask. I do wish that more information or resources we included at the back of this books. Resources to learn more about the birds mentioned, or even little sentence-long descriptions of each bird at the end of the book would add a lot of value.

  • Amy
    2019-05-25 06:41

    Lizzy Rockwell beautifully teaches young children that a bird is a bird because it has a beak, wings, and feathers and was born from an egg. She uses wide variety of birds species and simple straightforward text illustrated with watercolor, gouache, and pen & ink to give the readers a wonderfully simple early science text that invites repeated explorations for illustrative detail. Add this to your bird storytimes at once. Highly recommended.

  • Teresa Bateman
    2019-05-12 10:39

    Crisp beautiful illustrations accompany simple informative text teaching young readers about birds by describing their basic characteristics--beaks, eggs, wings, feathers, etc--and showing multiple examples of different types of birds illustrating the specific points, each well-labeled. This clearly defines what makes a bird a bird, while allowing readers to feast on the diversity through the luxurious illustrations. Elementary school libraries would do well to add this to their collections.

  • Linda
    2019-05-11 06:27

    I love this book, just right for young children who don’t know very much about birds. Piece by piece, Lizzy Rockwell tells the tale of the puzzle that is a bird. What makes it, and how that works. Beautiful pictures of so many birds, and a few animals who aren’t, help explain the necessary parts.

  • Meredith
    2019-05-21 08:40

    Another fantastic nonfiction book for very young readers. It's always my goal to introduce nonfiction books into storytime, but it's hard to pull off. This, I could definitely use. And I love the pictures of the different birds.

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd
    2019-04-26 10:16

    I love birds and I love this book. It is a informational and colorful book about all things birds. It contains drawings of all kinds of birds. This book will become my staple book for my bird lessons. Kids of all ages and their parents will really enjoy this book. 5 stars

  • Rebecca Saxon
    2019-04-29 10:34

    Lovely illustrations with a great repetitive rhythm elevating the story from merely informational. Great for preschool and above audiences. Maybe toddlers would enjoy if actions accompanied the story.

  • Elizabeth Moreau Nicolai
    2019-05-06 10:38

    I read at this at all levels of storytimes (toddler, baby, preschool, and family) and it worked well with all. The pictures are great and easy to see across the room, the text simple but engaging. It is a great way to get parents talking and appreciating picture book non-fiction.

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-05-08 14:19

    Simple. Beautiful. Informative. Answers the question, "What is a bird?" Beaks, eggs, wings... other animals have beaks, eggs, and wings. What makes a bird, a bird?

  • Alice
    2019-05-24 08:43

    4.25 stars I loved the almost photograph like detail one each picture.I am bird watcher and I loved this book! It makes my short list!

  • Bmack
    2019-04-30 08:29

    This is a great book to introduce a unit on birds and their different attributes. Also, compare and contrast. Beautifully illustrated!

  • Bethe
    2019-05-24 12:41

    Nice intro to what makes a bird a bird, lots of species represented, including males and females, great for young readers with big font size and short sentences.

  • Robin Raines-Bond
    2019-05-03 13:26

    Love this Bird book! Excellent illustrations with tons of birds and there correct names. It also teaches kids what makes a bird a bird.

  • Clarissa
    2019-04-26 10:23

    A beautiful simple first look at birds for young children.

  • Sheri
    2019-05-24 13:18

    A factual book about the traits of birds and very easy to read for 4-8 year olds. I recommend to teachers of elementary school and parents.

  • Ann Williams
    2019-05-24 09:41

    A great non fiction introduction to birds and birding. Mrs. Richards will need to get this one for the bookroom!

  • Mary Ann
    2019-05-26 07:15

    Terrific nonfiction for beginning readers, with simple clear text and great design.

  • Cheri
    2019-05-24 13:25

    Perfect for little scientists.

  • Jason
    2019-05-17 09:22

    Decent intro to bird classification

  • Ruth Anne
    2019-05-07 10:29

    A picture book about birds that is appropriate for very young children.

  • Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
    2019-05-03 12:35

    Excellent illustrations all about birds with drawings of many different types of birds.

  • Casandria
    2019-04-30 08:39

    Great intro to birds for young kids