Bird, Bird, Bird! (A Chirping Chant)-Perfect Picture Book Friday

My word! Look at that bird! I never knew birds could be so entertaining. But you will be sure to be entertained if you read the book I’m reviewing today!

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Bird, Bird, Bird! (A Chirping Chant)

by April Pulley Sayre

Illustrated by Gary Locke

Cooper Square Publishing 2007

Ages 5 – 8 years

Themes: Animals, Language Fun

Synopsis: Sixty-three North American birds flit, fly, and dive across the pages of this cheery chirping chant. Bird, Bird, Bird! Is the third book in NorthWord’s famous chant series—all known for tongue-twisting, silly-sounding, say-it-faster fun! Zany caricatures of each bird present these feathered-friends in larger-than-life proportions. (You won’t need your binoculars here!) After readers have mastered the chant, they can turn to the back to get the real scoop on each bird. Sayre takes bird watching to a whole new level!

Opening:
Wandering Tattler,
Timberdoodle,
Teal.
Nutcracker,
Gnatcatcher,
are these real?

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
picture that!
Chachalaca,
Chickadee,
Chat, Chat, Chat!

Why I Like This Book: This book is a blast to read aloud. It is entertaining and informative. The artwork features caricatures of each bird that resemble the real birds but have been adorned with human-like accessories and features. For instance, the kingbird is wearing a majorly bejeweled crown. The kingfisher’s crown isn’t quite so big or bejeweled but you oughta see the size of his fishing pole! And the loons definitely look like they just came from the loony bin! So the delightful text matched with the amazingly fun illustrations kept me smiling and turning pages.

Resources: The back of the book features facts on the birds. You will find plenty of ideas for activities by using the English/Language Arts and Science Standards that I found HERE on April Pulley Sayer’s site.

To find more perfect picture books, head on over to Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and check out all the fantastic selections! Each book is reviewed by a picture book -lovin’ reviewer, AND includes activities to go along with the book. You will find a handy list right HERE.

28 thoughts on “Bird, Bird, Bird! (A Chirping Chant)-Perfect Picture Book Friday

  1. I’m ready to chant, chant, chant! Or maybe I’ll dance, dance,dance while the kids do the chanting! What a fun book! Learning while laughing, can’t beat that! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This sounds charming–I’ve read several of April’s books but not this one, and will put it on my to-read list. Thanks for reviewing it.

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  3. I’ve come across her a few times recently and have really enjoyed her books. This one looks great too! (BTW, Penny, you have a typo – her last name is spelled Sayre)

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    • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hate typos. I did this this morning and I must have still been sleeping! Thanks for coming by Carrie. I saw there are two similar books and I hope to read them soon.
      Trout, Trout, Trout!: A Fish Chant
      Ant, Ant, Ant!: An Insect Chant

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