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Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard
Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard | Annette LeBlanc Cate
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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.Back matter includes a bibliography, an index, and bird-watching tips.
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thejessashmore
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I really enjoyed this book, because it‘s style creates the feeling that the reader is involved with birdwatching properly. It is also very interesting, because the subject is very covered fully, because the author is trying to show the readers that birdwatching can be fun.

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thejessashmore

I would use this book in my classroom, because it covers all of the aspects of birdwatching. If my classroom is interested in birdwatching and nature seeing, then I could bring this book out for them to look through.

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thejessashmore

Flickers fly and a great swoopy up and down way!

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Lf196117

Bird watching is NOT boring!

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Lf196117

This book is very long and has a lot of text on each page, leading me to decide to not have it in my own classroom. For a middle school class, perhaps, but for sure not elementary school.

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Lf196117
Mehso-so

This book is a really neat mix of storytelling, graphic novel and informative book. The book aspires to make bird watching not a boring event, but rather a very enjoyable hobby. The story is captivating and makes the reader want to actually go outside and “look up“.

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Clairedannemiller

“Think about people...and all the changes they go through as they grow up.“

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Clairedannemiller

I would read this book to 1st and 2nd graders. These grades would look at the pictures and storyline of this book. Each illustration pops up off the page which their ages would love.

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Clairedannemiller
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This is a nonfiction children's book. The purpose of the design in this book is to show different types of people in a very creative way. Each illustration is very bubbly and stands out on the pages. All of the information is shown very clearly and structured very nicely.

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em_lemo
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This is a nonfiction book that was published in the year of 2013. It is a very informative book about the activity and hobby of bird-watching. Not only is there a jam packed amount of information about birdwatching within the book, but there is also a large amount of illustrations involved.
These illustrations keep the reader involved, as well as the way in which the book is written. It is kind of set up in a comic strip way, but not quite.

em_lemo One of my favorite facts, or pieces of information within this book is on the tenth and eleventh page of the book. The page is a rainbow of birds, and one of the fun facts is one of the birds describing the color of their feathers or the way they may look.
“I'm a rainbow all by myself! Where do I go?“ This was said by a bird called a Painted Bunting. I love the visuals and perspectives of this book overall.
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Allierd22
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“You don‘t have to go anywhere fancy to watch birds! No matter where you live, chances are, a lot more is going on in your yard or on your street than you expect” this quote is great because the book is all about opening up to your surroundings and being observant

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Allierd22

This is a great book to use for a lesson about nature and specifically birds. The author uses the facts and makes them interesting for children to read so it will keep the children‘s attention

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Allierd22
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Look Up! Is a very humorous book all about how to bird watch from your own house. It uses beautiful images and helpful hints about how to properly watch birds and observe all the unique aspects of each kind of bird. The author almost makes the birds sound human to the readers, because the birds all communicate like we do!

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erincox
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I love these do‘s and don‘t‘s!

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erincox

I think this book would be a great resource in a classroom! This can be a fun activity too. Have the kids either read this book silently or read it as a class and then go outside and bird watch!

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erincox
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I enjoyed this book! This book shows kids that do bird watch, you don‘t have to be a professional with fancy binoculars. It includes lots of tips that can help people get started in bird watching!