Meet some of the world‚Äôs smallest birds in this elementary introduction to hummingbirds. Small yet mighty, hummingbirds have incredible flying abilities, darting from flower to flower. They need all the nectar they can get to fuel their fast wings! Readers explore the hummingbird‚Äôs features, behaviors, and habitats with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end folk tale shares a Mexican story about how these birds got their beautiful feathers. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Includes table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.
Part of the Amazing Animals (2022) series
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