Book Review & Giveaway: A Hummingbird’s Story: How I Came to Be
“A Hummingbird’s Story: How I Came to Be” provides you and your child the opportunity to witness one of nature’s miracles. Samantha, a young female Costa hummingbird, shares her story of how “she came to be.” This tiny bird tells her own story of how she pecked her way into this world and then learned the lessons needed to survive outside the nest. In her delightful manner, Samantha begins by introducing her parents and then describing her home, the nest that her mother so painstakingly constructed. New vocabulary words are introduced and defined. Imaginations stretch as children ponder thought- provoking “Did you know?” facts. Written by an educator, “A Hummingbird’s Story: How I Came to Be” combines science content, real photographs taken of the event, and simulated narration by the hummingbird herself to make this book a vital addition to a child’s or teacher’s bookshelf. Parents, teachers, librarians, and especially children will witness the beginning of this tiny bird’s life as though they were there in person.
My Review: A great story about the birth and life of a Hummingbird with amazing photos taken by the Author Barbara Kurtz. She tells an excellent story from the birth of Samantha and her brother till they leave the nest their mother built. She outlines the type of hummingbird as Costas and how the hummingbird mothers are very particular about their nests, spending days protecting their eggs till they are hatched and providing them with food till they are old enough to fly and leave the nest.
This is a perfect book for teachers to teach their student about the nature of birds. A must have for a teacher’s classroom.
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