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Publisher Comments:

The perfect gift for cat lovers!

Cats rule! And this funny, endearing look at cat culture shows how they've mastered the art of charming humans. Do you ever wonder how cats achieve the perfect blend of catitude and cuteness; how they can be both mild and wild? Here all the tricks of their trade are revealed as an alpha cat passes his wisdom to a new generation. Entertaining lessons abound, including a crash course on what to eat (mouse=do, gerbil=don't) and the importance of purr therapy to keep the humans calm.

Hudson Talbott's spot-on humor celebrates everything we love about our fabulous feline friends, as well as the little things we put up with because we love them.

Review:

"The impish conceit of this zany book is that America's 50 state birds are taking part in a 'United Tweets' pageant emceed by a bald eagle ('And now we'll tell you a little something about each bird and the state they call home'). Talbott lists the nickname and state bird for each state, then supplies other information that is so random and delivered in such tongue-in-cheek fashion that fact may look like deliciously outrageous fiction. The Mississippi Mockingbird, for example, shown sporting an Elvis Presley haircut and jeweled cape, is said to be known as the 'King of Song.' Throughout, birds tease each other from across the pages ('You wanna piece o' me?' 'Eat my tail feathers!'), and in the end they all fight over which will be named 'Top Tweet.' Short on ornithology and long on humor, this book is especially good at state trivia (for Minnesota, more than 10 popular items invented there, including Scotch tape and water skis; the state dance of South Carolina; etc.). Ages 6 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The American bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States, was once dangerously near to extinction. With the help of dedicated volunteers and decades of hard work, the eagle population made a dramatic comeback. This moving picture book tells the story of one boy who helped in the hatching of an eaglet. Featuring vividly detailed paintings from landscape artist Wendell Minor, Jean Craighead George's inspiring text will motivate readers of all ages to care for the environment and its many creatures.

Synopsis:

A hilarious tribute to state birds!

Welcome to the United Tweets Pageant! This colorful parade of state birds competing to be Top Tweet will have readers of all ages laughing aloud. From Alabama?s Yellowhammer to Wyoming?s Western Meadowlark, each bird is a winner?and each bird loves to show off the state it calls home. Hudson Talbott has created an inspired introduction to states and their birds. His vibrant, detailed illustrations infuse the birds? interactions with energy and humor, making this a great way to spark kids? interest in United States history, geography, and, of course, wildlife!

About the Author

Hudson Talbott wrote and illustrated River of Dreams and United Tweets of America, and illustrated Newbery Honor winner Show Way (by Jacqueline Woodson) and ALA Notable Book Leonardo's Horse (by Jean Fritz). He lives in New York City and Leeds, New York, in the Hudson Valley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399245206
Author:
Talbott, Hudson
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Author:
George, Jean Craighead
Author:
Minor, Wendell
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History - United States/Symbols, Monuments, Etc.
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
U.S. states
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Birds
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
06-08

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Product details 32 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399245206 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The impish conceit of this zany book is that America's 50 state birds are taking part in a 'United Tweets' pageant emceed by a bald eagle ('And now we'll tell you a little something about each bird and the state they call home'). Talbott lists the nickname and state bird for each state, then supplies other information that is so random and delivered in such tongue-in-cheek fashion that fact may look like deliciously outrageous fiction. The Mississippi Mockingbird, for example, shown sporting an Elvis Presley haircut and jeweled cape, is said to be known as the 'King of Song.' Throughout, birds tease each other from across the pages ('You wanna piece o' me?' 'Eat my tail feathers!'), and in the end they all fight over which will be named 'Top Tweet.' Short on ornithology and long on humor, this book is especially good at state trivia (for Minnesota, more than 10 popular items invented there, including Scotch tape and water skis; the state dance of South Carolina; etc.). Ages 6 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
The American bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States, was once dangerously near to extinction. With the help of dedicated volunteers and decades of hard work, the eagle population made a dramatic comeback. This moving picture book tells the story of one boy who helped in the hatching of an eaglet. Featuring vividly detailed paintings from landscape artist Wendell Minor, Jean Craighead George's inspiring text will motivate readers of all ages to care for the environment and its many creatures.
"Synopsis" by ,
A hilarious tribute to state birds!

Welcome to the United Tweets Pageant! This colorful parade of state birds competing to be Top Tweet will have readers of all ages laughing aloud. From Alabama?s Yellowhammer to Wyoming?s Western Meadowlark, each bird is a winner?and each bird loves to show off the state it calls home. Hudson Talbott has created an inspired introduction to states and their birds. His vibrant, detailed illustrations infuse the birds? interactions with energy and humor, making this a great way to spark kids? interest in United States history, geography, and, of course, wildlife!

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