The beak book

by Page, Robin, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 11 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J PAG
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Bridgeville Public Library Children's Animals JUV 598.14 PAG
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From Caldecott Honor illustrator Robin Page comes this striking nonfiction STEM 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!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: ""Beaks come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes," says the opening text of this attractive, fact-filled look at the tool birds use to sniff, crush, snap, and more. Page introduces each bird by the activity its beak is used for and pairs that with a large, digitally created, collage-like image of the bird's head and upper body, accompanied by a smaller illustration of the whole bird at work with its beak. The beautifully colored ruddy duck, for example, has a distinctive blue bill, which is used for straining plants and animals from the bottom of a pond. Readers can learn layers of information here--where the birds live, how they eat and otherwise interact with their environments, and some useful vocabulary. The succinct text accompanying each animal is just enough to hold young readers' interest, while the fabulous images, the style of which will be familiar to readers of Page and Steve Jenkins' Caldecott Honor title What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, offer plentiful details to pore over. Engaging nonfiction for the picture book set."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "By zooming in on one of birds' most idiosyncratic features, Page reveals just what a multifaceted marvel a beak can be: "This beak is for drilling./ This beak is for scooping.// This beak is for shredding./ This beak is for clutching." Placed alongside a large, clean-lined illustration of a bird in profile, a declarative statement on each page describes what a specific beak can do. (Expertly captured field marks, rendered in vibrant, saturated color, pop against the crisp white background.) Page also offers a sentence explaining the declaration alongside an inset illustration showing the bird using its beak as described: "Using the expandable pouch that is part of its beak, the pelican scoops up a fish." A clear, concise, and engaging read for fledgling ornithologists. Back matter includes more species detail and a bibliography. Ages 3--8. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bill (Anatomy) -- Juvenile literature.
Birds -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature.
Birds -- Behavior -- Juvenile literature.
Bill (Anatomy)
Birds -- Behavior.
Instructional and educational works.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 4-8, Grades 2-3.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781534460416
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