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Weird Birds: 08/06/19

Weird Birds

Weird Birds by Chris Earley is a picture book in the weird series. This one highlights the most extreme of the avian world.

Each page has a full color photograph and a short description along with the species. Both the scientific and common names are given.

This book — and this series — is idea for children who are fascinated by their world. Budding birders or even future ornithologists will enjoy learning about the weird birds of the world.

Four stars

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Comment #1: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:25:47


I'm so glad that you create reviews for kid's books,thank you! However, I feel your review for this is a bit misleading. The 28 "riddles" are not riddles at all, they are poems, and at the back of the book the author details what type of poem or poetic interpretation she used for each.

Also, as a teacher of 4th and 5th grades, this would be a wonderful resource book that would keep kids' attention (so much nonfiction does NOT do this!) as well as being a great model for their own writing. I don't think that it was written as a read-aloud, although much of it could certainly be read aloud and shared!

Comment #2: Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 22:31:00


I said they were presented as — not that they were literal riddles. The expectation on the first page is a short but educational riddle. Presenting a slew of facts as poetry is hard to read. It didn't hold my attention and it didn't hold any of my students' attention. Long story short, the book did not work for my class.

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