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Mockingbird

Noisy Mimic

From the Series Animal Loudmouths

Mockingbirds are talented singers. They can mimic the songs of many other birds, not to mention the sounds of barking dogs, chirping crickets, and car alarms! In fact, the mockingbird's name comes from this special talent, as at one time the word "mock" meant the same things as to "mimic." Male mockingbirds will sing all day and night when they're looking for a mate. The loud, long-lasting song tells female mockingbirds that he's ready to mate and also warns other males to stay out of the area. These are just some of the fun facts that kids will discover as they learn about these harmonious birds. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these animal loudmouths. In addition, children discover where mockingbirds live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other--and tell other mockingbirds to stay away! A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book describes the different noises that mockingbirds make and what each sound is used for.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-61772-277-6
$26.99 $18.95
978-1-61772-319-3
$41.36 $28.95
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Subject Animals, Language Arts, Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.3
BISACS JNF003000
Dewey 598.8'44
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 680
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Natalie Lunis