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Dig, Dance, Dive

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Oh my goodness!  I adore this book!  I'm a birder, yes a complete watcher of birds so when I saw this it was yeah I have to check this out, and boy oh boy did it not disappoint!  The illustrations by June Steube are spectacular!

The book has great quick little facts about bird behavior written for children but I'm gonna tell you adults will love this book also. The book goes into Walk, Climb, Dig, Dance, Run, Jump, Spin, Dive, Piggyback, Twist, Stalk, Dabble, and Toboggan all the while giving the most interesting information on that particular bird's skills.  So adorable is this book that if there is anything like reincarnation and I have to come back as a bird I want to be a Grebe baby chick.  Truly this book could go on and on because birds are that fascinating but it is just the right length for children and a book that will not be forgotten. It's cheery, fun and uplifting.

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher, OwlKids Books Inc. for the opportunity to read the lovely book Dig, Dance, Dive by Etta Kaner, illustrated by June Steube.
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Dig, Dance, Dive: How Birds Move to Survive is a children's nonfiction book written by Etta Kaner and illustrated by June Steube. It is currently Scheduled for release on April 15 2022. Birds can do a lot more than just fly! Did you know some of them can dig, dance, dive, and dabble? Readers will learn about flightless birds like the Adélie penguin (which toboggans down hills on its belly) and the kakapo (which climbs up trees to escape danger). Even birds that fly have quirky survival behaviors—like the barred owl, which can turn its head almost all the way around, or the blue-footed booby, which dives from great heights to catch fish.

Dig, Dance, Dive: How Birds Move to Survive is a beautifully illustrated book. The watercolor artwork is very well done and the book is worth a look even before getting into the text of the book. I never thought too much about how birds moved, aside that most flew and some swam. This book gives a nice look at some of the more unusual movements of birds and how they impact the survival and lives of the birds. This is a great book for the elementary and younger set- to read alone or share with an adult or older child.
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This beautiful picture book tells of a variety of interesting birds and their unusual talents or features. Pages generally alternate between large, simple verbs like dig, dance, or dive and short paragraphs of information about the bird who moves in that way. This book is accessible and inviting for young readers while also sharing information and being a potential research tool. The pictures are unique and very detailed, and could also be used as inspiration for children creating art. As a grade 3 teacher, I could absolutely see this book in my classroom library, and would definitely recommend it for families and teachers of children ages 4-10. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this excellent book!
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Using a variety of colorful verbs and illustrations to describe how birds move and why, this book gives young readers insight into animal behavior and useful vocabulary to use when discussing it. Some words are basic--like climb, run, dance, and jump--while other words are more unexpected--like dabble, stalk, twist, spin and piggyback. As readers learn, birds don't just fly. They do much, much more. This is a wonderful book for reading and sharing with young children.
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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced electronic review copy of this book. This wonderful non-fiction describes multiple ways in which birds move. Beautiful illustrations greatly enhance the text. Looking forward to using this book with my students.
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A fun way to show the differences between birds. How they move, eat and live in the world. This works well as a read aloud for the youngest readers and to scale up, the reader can integrate the informational text on the opposite page. The illustrations are fantastic. Bold, bright and detailed. A delightful book.
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. Great book about how birds dance and move around to survive in their habitats.
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Although this book did not load well on my Kindle, I could make out the illustrations.  The illustrations are vibrant and colorful.  

The characters are many birds in their environments doing what needs to be done to survive.  Every person who views these graphics, will be taken in.
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Dig, Dance, Dive 
How Bird's Move to Survive
By #EttaKaner and illustrated by @junesteubeart 

Thank you #netgalley and  @owlkidsbooks for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Looking for an engaging whimsical nonfiction addition to your informational library? Oh you're not? Well, you should pick up this book anyway. It's downright delightful. Each page expanded my kids framework of what birds can do with energy and lively descriptions. There were bird adaptations that my husband and I had never heard of before. The carasmatic expressions on each of the birds faces and their unexpected positions and poses added to the fun of this read. Just look at how darn CUTE they are! My kids were giggling the whole time. You can bet I'll be seeking out a copy of this read to add to my home/school library as soons as it hits the shelves in April!
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Oh my goodness. This book. I love science picture books and this one is truly one of the most delightful books on the weirder birds! Their little faces!! My favourite is the sneaky black egret, but they were all great. Would recommend this one to anyone with an interest in birds! It would be fun to pair with some movement activities as well.
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This roundup-style nonfiction picture book features amazing birds from around the world as they dig, dance, dive, dabble, twist, jump, run, and more, using movement in sometimes surprising ways in their daily lives. Delightfully fun illustrations bring the birds' movements joyfully to life, while text offers succinct and engaging descriptions kids are sure to want to hear - or read - again and again.

Thanks to NetGalley and OwlKids Books for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Young children often assume birds just fly. This book helps them think outside of the box. Birds move in all kinds of ways! I would easily integrate this into a unit about great writing. Great writers often think differently, think about things in new ways. This is a great mentor text to explore as a class. Thank you to NetGalley for the advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations bring bite-sized facts about various birds to life. Great for read along with a kid or for upper elementary to read independently, there are plenty of possible math applications and problems embedded in this ornithologic gem. Would make a great addition to any school library.
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