“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Talk, Talk, Squawk! Written by Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Neal Layton. Candlewick Press c. 2011, 61pp.
Reading Level: NC (non-conforming) 1220 L
Synopsis: This interesting non-fiction text is filled with facts about how animals communicate with one another. From the colors of butterfly fish scales to panda’s scent markers, readers are guaranteed to learn lots of fun, fascinating facts from this book!
Rationale for Use: Students will learn factual information about how animals communicate with one another from this book. Students could use this book as a resource when conducting research to learn more about different types of animals.
Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.