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The Beak Book



written and illustrated by
Robin Page

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon &
Imprint
Beach Lane
ISBN
9781534460416
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From Caldecott Honor illustrator Robin Page comes this striking picture book exploring the fascinating and surprising ways different kinds of birds use their unique beaks.

Birds around the world have so many amazing kinds of beaks! There are short beaks and long beaks, straight beaks and curved beaks, flat beaks and even spoon-shaped beaks. But what do all of these beaks do?

Discover how beaks of different shapes and sizes are adapted to help birds sip nectar, make nests, battle for mates, and more!Information about where the featured birds live and what they eat. Bibliography and further reading. Full-color illustrations rendered in Adobe Photoshop.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

598.14

AR

4.4: points 0.5

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Bills (anatomy). Birds. Animal behavior and characteristics. Beaks. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2–Young readers who are curious about birds from around the world will enjoy Page’s latest offering, which provides a colorful and informative look at one unique feature of a bird: its beak. Whether a bird is using its long beak to sniff out food like a kiwi, its curved beak to climb up a branch like a macaw, or its large beak to keep cool in warmer temperatures, a bird’s beak plays an important role. The text, which follows the pattern “This beak is for..,” uses a larger type to emphasize the beak’s particular function. Simple, declarative sentences make this ideal for read-alouds or for readers who are just starting to read independently. Vibrant, textured illustrations not only show the bird up close but also depict the action described in the text. Captions provide further information, although the text is written at a higher reading level than the main text. The back matter includes a map of birds mentioned in the book, as well as additional sources. Page shows that despite their differences, all birds use their beaks to start life in the same way: by breaking out of their shell. VERDICT This detailed overview would be an excellent choice for collections that are looking for additional titles about birds.–Louie Lauer, Jefferson Elem. Sch., Fargo, ND

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2–Young readers who are curious about birds from around the world will enjoy Page’s latest offering, which provides a colorful and informative look at one unique feature of a bird: its beak. Whether a bird is using its long beak to sniff out food like a kiwi, its curved beak to climb up a branch like a macaw, or its large beak to keep cool in warmer temperatures, a bird’s beak plays an important role. The text, which follows the pattern “This beak is for..,” uses a larger type to emphasize the beak’s particular function. Simple, declarative sentences make this ideal for read-alouds or for readers who are just starting to read independently. Vibrant, textured illustrations not only show the bird up close but also depict the action described in the text. Captions provide further information, although the text is written at a higher reading level than the main text. The back matter includes a map of birds mentioned in the book, as well as additional sources. Page shows that despite their differences, all birds use their beaks to start life in the same way: by breaking out of their shell. VERDICT This detailed overview would be an excellent choice for collections that are looking for additional titles about birds.–Louie Lauer, Jefferson Elem. Sch., Fargo, ND

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