Talk, Talk, Squawk!

A Human's Guide to Animal Communication

By Nicola Davies; Neal Layton (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763650889, 64pp.)

Publication Date: November 8, 2011

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Description

How does a stinkbug flirt, a bee give orders, or a panda say "back off"? A celebrated duo is back with a guide to messaging, animal-style.

Humans aren't the only creatures who are constantly talking and transmitting messages: animals find all sorts of ways to keep in touch without saying a word. They use colors, patterns, smells, movements, vibrations, sounds, and even electricity to help them identify their own family or "team" -- not to mention find food and shelter, defend their territory, woo the proper mate, and care for their young. From the chatter of dolphins to the click of a moth, from the stripes of a reef fish to the rumbling of elephants, this funny, fascinating book unlocks the mysteries of how animals talk and squawk to one another-- and how humans try to talk back.




About the Author
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans, bats, and flowers.

Neal Layton was born in Chichester, England. He is the illustrator of many wonderful books for children, including "Smile If You're Human", by Michael Rosen, about which "Booklist "said: "Layton's zany cartoon illustrations set this tale apart from the average picture book."
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