The Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • Title: The Burgess Bird Book for Children
  • Author: Thornton W. Burgess Louis Agassiz Fuertes
  • ISBN: 9780486428406
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • ✓ The Burgess Bird Book for Children ☆ Thornton W. Burgess Louis Agassiz Fuertes - The Burgess Bird Book for Children, The Burgess Bird Book for Children Parents teachers and young readers all over the world have enthusiastically welcomed the Dover reprints of Thornton Burgess s classic nature books including the perennial bestseller The Adventures
    ✓ The Burgess Bird Book for Children ☆ Thornton W. Burgess Louis Agassiz Fuertes - The Burgess Bird Book for Children, The Burgess Bird Book for Children Parents teachers and young readers all over the world have enthusiastically welcomed the Dover reprints of Thornton Burgess s classic nature books including the perennial bestseller The Adventures

    • ✓ The Burgess Bird Book for Children ☆ Thornton W. Burgess Louis Agassiz Fuertes
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    The Burgess Bird Book for Children

    About Thornton W. Burgess Louis Agassiz Fuertes


    1. Thornton W Waldo Burgess 1874 1965 , American author, naturalist and conservationist, wrote popular children s stories including the Old Mother West Wind 1910 series He would go on to write than 100 books and thousands of short stories during his lifetime.


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    1. My favorite book as a child was without a doubt the Burgess Bird Book for Children I read my copy of it so many times I wore out the spine.I dearly loved Jenny Wren, Sweet Voice the Vesper Sparrow, and Longbill the Woodcock, and looked for them everywhere as a child Sadly my understanding of migration patterns and setting was, ahem, underdeveloped.Jenny, Sweet Voice, and Longbill visit the Old Orchard and the Green Forest in summer, so that s when I looked for them Unfortunately I failed to real [...]

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    2. Love Thorton W Burgess books A great living book for natural science studies We would read the chapter, view images and videos at allaboutbirds or on YouTube, then color as life like as possible images from Fifty Favorite Birds Dover Coloring Book The kids and I learned so much which fostered a joy for bird watching.

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    3. We really enjoyed this book and learned many amazing things about birds and their habits We were as curious as Peter was about each and every new bird in the book We paired this with a color in field guide for visuals of each bird and then listened to each bird s call after each chapter This was a wonderful read aloud that was enjoyed by all.

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    4. Guess I m revisiting the literature of my childhood this week.This book is NOT the reason I became a bird watcher, although I did read it or had it read to me growing up Honestly, I m not sure why it didn t get me interested in looking for the birds in the story I remember the friend who DID get me into bird watching poo pooing it when I tried to explain it to him Then I saw him a couple of years later after he had for some reason picked up the book, and he apologized and admitted it really is [...]

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    5. So is it wrong to rate this book after reading only 2 chapters It is soooooo good I leave this on the coffee table and every so often my daughter picks it up, lays it in my lap, and cuddles next to me for the next story in this book It is a living book You get so caught up in the story you don t even realize your learning so much about birds The stories are so engagingd of course having peter rabbit in them just makes them even special We love this bookb 2 9 17Haven t read this book in quite a [...]

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    6. Thornton W Burgess is amazing This is the first book I ve read and will not be our last He has done an excellent job exposing the bird kingdom to us in a way that we will forever be part of us He has captured our interest, our imagination, and our desire to appreciate and observe Nature He also helped us to understand not only habitat of each bird but behaviors Both my children thoroughly enjoyed this book Now when we are gazing out our windows, out for a hike, or hear the singing of a bird, we [...]

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    7. Well, first of all Thornton W Burgess has been my all time favorite author since I was about 7 My Great Aunt gave my dad a copy of Old Mother West Wind and Sammy Jay and I read those 2 over and over I have slowly been collecting these and now you can actually read the Kindle versions for free on most of the books Love, love, love this book Not only does it describe all of these wonderful birds, but you learn which birds migrate and which birds actually prefer snow and cold weather.

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    8. This was our first foray into Charlotte Mason style living books science, and it was a success I didn t know before we read this that it does not need to be read straight through as a story, so just an FYI We read each chapter stopping to look up the birds and listen to their calls, watch YouTube videos, etc and really enjoyed the experience.

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    9. This is a really cute and educational book Rebecca and I learned so much together and we re both so much excited about birds It makes me want to landscape my yard in a bird friendly way and make bird feeders so we can observe our bird friends often.

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    10. A book that is best read aloud to your children My great grandma read it to my mother, and my mother read it to me How could you not love Saucy Jenny Wren A beautiful book combining imaginative play for children all the while, instilling a special appreciation for nature.

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    11. this is both fiction and nonfiction the birds speak but the information given is all true great tool for teaching the kids about these birds.

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    12. After reading this book, I look at birds if a whole new way.

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    13. OK, I loved this book It was a little boring for my kids but we read it out on the deck in the sunny springtime and watched for birds we learned about in the book It is a great memory.

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    14. The lives of birds put into story form It is so much fun and a great way for kids to learn birds.I own a 1919 copy.

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    15. A curious Peter Rabbit discusses with his bird friends their particular habits, so readers learn their nesting habits, food preferences, migration patterns, and general personality This is an enjoyable and educational read, especially if you purchase the 50 Favorite Birds coloring book or a bird reference book to do alongside it, or use the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website free to see the bird and hear calls.

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    16. I almost wish the book had gone into less birds with detail and a bit of repetition, in order to better memorize the information But, perhaps that s trying to use the book for a purpose it was never meant for The kids didn t complain, and even my bird haters are looking up with a bit interest So overall a success.

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    17. This is a fun book for children to learn about many different types of birds Peter Rabbit wanders around his neighborhood and talks to the birds and describes them in detail I just rated this down one star for this edition It only has black and white photos The description says they are in full color I m assuming that they are in color in the original edition.

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    18. I was privileged to have this book given to me as a child It is very well written and entirely encompassing First, it was read to me Later, I re read it many times Must have the experience of and pleasure in, this book

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    19. Beautifully writtenFun, colorful vocabulary painted beautiful pictures of Peter rabbit s world We grew to know peter rabbit in an even deeper way as he asks questions about so many different bird families.

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    20. Great for young children

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    21. Peter Rabbit , with his insatiable curiosity, learns about birds, first as they arrive in the spring, then as he notices that some do not leave in the fall, then still as some who summer further north stop by on their way south The appearance and behavior of 86 birds are described 58 birds are illustrated with paintings on 32 full color plates BW in later editions.This book is written from the perspective of the author s home in Massachusetts I live in the Pacific Northwest, so it covers some [...]

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    22. First of all, I love how the average rating for this book is 5.81 Huh This is a book that I read aloud to my kids It about different kinds of birds through a story format so the kids don t even know that they are learning different info about how different kinds of birds act, look, eat, etc I learned a lot and I ve never really been much of a bird watcher, but now I find myself paying attention to them There was also a website that I found that went along with each chaprter with full color pict [...]

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    23. This is an enjoyable book about Peter Rabbit finding out about the birds around him in the garden Besides Peter Rabbit, Jenny Wren is an active narrator of facts for Peter The chapters can sometimes be long but the addition of the book on audio has helped with those chapters We enjoy looking up the pictures and calls of the birds as we read about them I see my son making connections from the book to the birds in our yard.

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    24. My grandmother gave me this book as a child She loved to sit in the backyard watching the birds and identifying them and my sister and I would join her This book is a great introduction for children to the various birds found in North America It is done in a story format and each bird has its own unique personality The information, however, about their nesting habits, colorations, etc are on target Lovely.

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    25. Almost one year later we finished this great book Reading it chapter by chapter a day or two a week, we ve savored the stories of Peter Rabbit not Beatrix Potter s character and the various birds he meets We were able to identify many of our local birds through the descriptive details and personalities of the birds presented on these pages This made learning effortless and fun as we grew to know the real birds as if characters in a story.

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    26. My boys loved this They thought it was very clever that Peter Rabbit is a character in the book I paired this with coloring pages of each bird that we read about, and I also used recordings and bird calls from the Cornell Lab We really had a great time with this, and we are very excited to currently be reading the Burgess Animal Book My kids just love these character.

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    27. I don t know that there is any way you could effectively or entertainingly convey such a volume of Ornithological information to children than is done here That said, the physical descriptions of the birds get tiresome after a while, and the author has to reuse plot devices to get all the information in.

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    28. What a charming book, and with paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes I was given this and the Burgess Animal Book for Children when I was quite young Recently picked it up to read again What fun.Peter Rabbit meets all the birds in his neighborhood and learns their habits, where they nest, what they eat, how to identify them A lot of information and you barely see it go by.

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    29. My kids are infatuated with birds and they were fascinated with this book The book is a great blend of story and information and covers approximately 100 birds I m now on the lookout for a hardcover version in a used bookstore

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