United Tweets of America
United Tweets of America  -     By: Hudson Talbott
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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.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 10.80 X 9.36 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0399245200
ISBN-13: 9780399245206

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Publisher's Description

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!

Author Bio

Hudson Talbott (www.hudsontalbott.com) wrote and illustrated From Wolf to Woof, United Tweets of America, River of Dreams, and It’s All About Me-ow, and he has illustrated numerous picture books, including Newbery Honor winner Show Way (by Jacqueline Woodson) and Leonardo’s Horse (by Jean Fritz), an ALA Notable Book and a VOYA Honor Book. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York and New York City.

Publisher's 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.). Ages 6–8. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

Hoots for UNITED TWEETS OF AMERICA!

From USA Today:
Part geography lesson, part introduction ornithology, United Tweets is all fun. It imagines a feathered pageant matching the 50 state birds, from Alabama's wood-pecking yellowhammer to Wyoming's western meadowlark, the most popular of all state birds. (It's also claimed by Oregon, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska and Kansas.) Hudson Talbott's whimsical drawings are mixed with facts: Hawaii's nee is the rarest state bird. The Rhode Island red, a purebed chicken, has its own monument, erected by a "grateful and well-fed public." And New Mexico's greater roadrunner has been clocked at more than 18 mph but does not say "beep-beep".

"Gather all of your chuckle-bellied trivia snatchers for a rollicking romp through the states..[T]his book is a hoot!"--School Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Deliciously outrageous"--Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

"This rollicking roll call of state fast facts takes the form of a pageant of birds, each introducing their home state in ways that will delight trivia fans. Where U.S. geography is part of the elementary-school curriculum, this lighthearted look at the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) will be welcome."--Kirkus Reviews

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