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Book Review and Giveaway: Sebastian’s Neighborhood: A Hummingbird’s Story. Ends Sept 4

Sebastian’s Neighborhood: A Hummingbird’s Story written and photographed by Barbara J. Kurtz


Winner of Sebastian’s Neighborhood: A Hummingbird’s Story

My Review: In Barbara Kurtz’s first book, “A Hummingbird’s Story: How I Came to Be” provides us the opportunity to witness one of nature’s miracles. Samantha, a young female Costa hummingbird, shares her story of how “she came to be.” 

The author’s second book features Samantha’s brother Sebastian sharing his story about his neighborhood and all the other hummingbirds who lives in his neighborhood. Sebastian is a juvenile Costa’s hummingbird; he is called juvenile because he is not a year old. In this colorful book, Sebastian tells us how the male birds are easier to spot because they are more colorful than female birds, and the differences between the female and the male. How the female protect her chicks from predators and many more. Great photographic pictures of the different types of hummingbirds and the author gave us more facts about the hummingbirds in the last page of the book. This is another most for your children’s library and for teachers in their classroom teaching. Visit Author’s website –

Ages: 9 – 12

Pages: 28

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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Giveaway Ends September 4th  @ 12 noon

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August 24, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I know my niece would love this, she’s always interested in nature and the idea of a mother hummingbird protecting her young sounds very intriguing. Thank you for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | August 24, 2011 | Reply

  2. I would love to have this book because we feed many hummingbirds every summer in our backyard. We spend a lot of time sitting outside watching them, so this would be wonderful to help kids understand more about these special birds.

    leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Leanne | August 24, 2011 | Reply

  3. It’s great to see some good, informative science books for kids. I think it’s cool that the author took her own photographs rather than having illustrations done, too.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

    Comment by Susanna P | August 24, 2011 | Reply

  4. We love bird watching. This would be a fun way to get a bird’s perspective. Sounds great!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | August 24, 2011 | Reply

  5. Hummingbirds visit my yard every day. I have planted flowers and shrubs that they like. My grandson would enjoy this book as it would improve his knowledge about these delightful birds.

    Comment by Nicole Sender | August 24, 2011 | Reply

  6. My grandson is a budding bird-watcher and photographer. This book would be an inspiration to him to use his talents to tell a story.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | August 24, 2011 | Reply

  7. I think my grandson would enjoy this book to learn more about the hummingbirds that we watch. We live out in the country and he seems to enjoy learinging about all the nature around us.

    countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

    Comment by Tracy Smith | August 25, 2011 | Reply

  8. I love the cover! Beautiful and vibrant colors. I know nothing about hummingbirds and would love to find out more.

    Comment by Larissa | August 26, 2011 | Reply

  9. We have always had hummingbird feeders and this book would be a great way to pass on the love of these amazing little creatures to our granddaughter.

    Comment by Rita M | August 29, 2011 | Reply

  10. My grandson loves to watch the hummingbirds that come to the feeder outside the window of his great grandpa’s room. There are not very many. This book would help to explain the differences between the male and female hummingbirds. I love it that the pictures of the hummingbirds are so vibrant. The photographs make the book really interesting just to even look at!

    Comment by Christine W | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  11. My son loves birds. He would absolutely love to read about hummingbirds. Every year now for about five years he has made a bird feeder. He has a bird book to look up the types of birds that visit his feeder.

    Comment by Lauren S | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  12. We love to watch all of the birds outside the playroom window, and especially if we can spot a hummingbird. They seem so small and miraculous, this is a great book!

    Comment by zoe lee | September 1, 2011 | Reply

  13. My daughter is very interested in nature, especially birds. She is always pointing out things she finds or sees outdoors. This sounds like a book she could even share with her second grade classmates. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    Comment by Nancye Davis | September 4, 2011 | Reply

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