Monday, February 28, 2011

Booktalk: Birds by Kevin Henkes [Birds;1]

Booktalker’s note: bring some stuffed birds for this one. Pre-bookmark the page, ‘Once I saw seven birds on the telephone wire…’

Did you ever think about all the birds in your world? Some are big, some are little. Some are colorful, and some blend right in to trees. Some make a lot of noise, and some are very quiet. You have to have very sharp eyes to catch everything that birds do. [Open to page, ‘Once I saw seven birds on the telephone wire…’ and read it aloud to the children. Pause, and turn to and read next page, …they were gone.’] Think about that, in less than the blink of an eye, those birds vanished. There is something magical about birds. If you want to learn more about the beauty of the birds around you, check out Birds by Kevin Henkes.

Birds by Kevin Henkes. Unpaged. Greenwillow Books: 2009. Booktalk to pre-k, kindergarten, 1st.

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