Thursday, March 3, 2011

Booktalk: What Bluebirds Do [Birds; 2]

[Bookmark the following pages: pp. 6-7, pp. 14-15].

[Start by showing off the cover.] Have you ever seen a bluebird? They are not bluejays: bluejays don’t have any orange, and they’re a lot bigger. Bluebirds are much harder to spot, plus they’re very shy. The author of this book is a photographer who has a bluebird nest in her yard. She watched as a male bluebird and female bluebird chose a nest and raised a family [show pp. 6-7]. The eggs might look big in this photo, but in real life they are so tiny [show pp. 14-15]. Like other bird parents, these two bluebirds eventually had to teach their fledglings how to fly and how to fend for themselves. The photographs are amazing, and you get to see how the babies grow up. What Bluebirds Do by Pamela F. Kirby.

What Bluebirds Do by Pamela F. Kirby. 48 p. 2009 Boyds Mill Press. Booktalk to elementary school [K-3].

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