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About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children (The About Series)

by Cathryn Sill

Other authors: John Sill (Illustrator)

Series: About...A Guide For Children

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Telling about hummingbirds, that they get food from flowers, spiders, small insects.
They are cool because they are the only bird that can fly, forward, sideways, backwards and up side down. they even can hover. It tells about the different habitatis, how some live in an area all year round while others migrate.
Ages3-5
Source-Pierce County Library
  sjswasmith | Aug 4, 2015 |
About hummingbirds: A guide for children by Cathryn and John Sill

Sill's "About" series pairs simple facts with exquisite watercolors detailing species, habitats, and details of the featured animals.
This title focuses on hummingbirds and Sill talks about their feeding habits, different species of hummingbird, reproduction, and more. The illustrations are, as always, beautifully detailed and perfectly illustrate the simple sentences.

Extras: The afterword includes extensive details on each color plate and the hummingbird or aspect of hummingbirds it features. There is also a glossary, further reading, sources, and information about the authors and their other titles.

Verdict: This is a popular series which I use frequently in story time as it works well with young children. The text in this particularly title felt a little bland in comparison with some of their other titles, but this is still an excellent addition and one I recommend for any library.

ISBN: 978-1561455881; Published July 2011 by Peachtree; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library
  JeanLittleLibrary | Jan 15, 2012 |
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Covers basic facts about hummingbird life and some of the different species of hummingbirds.

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