Meet the small yet mighty hummingbird! This book introduces these birds to elementary kids, exploring their features and behaviors, including their amazing flying abilities. A folk talk explains how hummingbirds got their colorful feathers.
Part of the Amazing Animals - New Edition series
From tree-chomping beavers to waddling penguins, and from galloping wild horses to prowling tigers, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each new title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.
Hummingbirds are remarkable; they can fly in any direction, and they can hover in one spot. This and other general information about their diet, habitat, behaviors, and physical features can be found in this nonfiction introduction to the tiny bird. Vocabulary words appear in bold print within the text, and their definitions are located at the bottom of the page. A small map indicates where hummingbirds live. Throughout the book are vivid color photographs that highlight the beautiful plumage of this small bird. An account of a Mexican folktale about the iridescent feathers of the hummingbird is included. Teachers will want to include this text in a study unit on birds (or animals); in addition, the pourquoi tale can serve as a springboard for cross-curricular study. No content consultant is noted. Those readers wishing to learn more about the hummingbird may find the resource list of books and web sites to be a start for further exploration. This book is part of the “Amazing Animals” series. Younger children will probably enjoy examining the pictures and having the text read to them. Early readers may need support with the content vocabulary and informational text features.
–Children's Literature, 10/07/2022