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UNITED TWEETS OF AMERICA:
50 State Birds - Their Stories, Their Glories

Authors: Hudson Talbott

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. 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!

From Publishers Weekly
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.).
©Reed Elsevier Inc.
Ages 6-8
$17.95 (hardcover)
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