Often we have animals or fowl in our neighborhoods we seldom give thought to until someone brings the factual matter to the table concerning various aspects of their lives. In this book, A Talk With Delbert, and Other Creatures of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the author, Paul J. Volkmann, does something no human could or even attempt to carry out - walk up and actually talk to animals and one turkey about information pertaining to each. Truly fictional in "nature," each chapter is full of facts that discuss various aspects of each, discussing everything from meeting mates, bringing up the young and the threatening encounters each faces on a day to day life. A book that can be read to or by young children, each chapter features an illustration that can be colored. Drawn by a professional artist, Kathleen Dillon, children can learn to identify animals or the turkey. In addition, each has been given an identification, so one can call these creatures by name. She has used her God-given talents to draw representatives of each species that readers of all ages will come to love, for each has characteristics that certainly will bring smiles to people's faces. Interviewed are a deer, rabbits, turkey, groundhog, shrew, opossum, raccoon, beaver, chipmunk and a black bear. All have amazing stories to tell. Easy to read, the author makes one feel he is standing alongside the reporter listening to what the creatures are stating. One will come away feeling educated, entertained, and hopefully have a greater appreciation for the great outdoors.