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Hummingbirds Fact & Folklore from the Americas: Book Review and Giveaway. Ends Nov 19th

Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the America swritten by Jeanette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks illustrated by Adrienne Yorinks.

Hummingbirds have fascinated people since ancient times. Jeanette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks combine hummingbird facts with retelling of hummingbird tales from various peoples of theAmericasto give reader an informative and cultural look at these amazing birds.

My Review: This is my third book review regarding the Hummingbirds. Authors Jeanette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks give us more detailed information about Hummingbirds useful to students and birdwatchers, who are interested in hummingbirds. This book gives an account of their ecology, behavior, flight pattern and vocalizations. It answers questions like “Why the Hummingbird’s Throat is Red? How the Hummingbird drink nectar? Why Hummingbird is a Fearless Warrior amongst others. Do you know that Hummingbirds has been the inspiration for legends and stories? One of the stories tells about how fire came to the world a second time and why the Hummingbird’s throat is red.

This story about the scientific facts and folktale of the Hummingbirds is told on beautiful fabric illustrations. The last few pages includes a glossary, additional reading for kids, bibliography, tale sources, resources, a list of hummingbird sanctuaries, websites and art notes for Hummingbird: facts and folklore from Americas. Recommend for classroom teaching and school libraries.

Ages: 9 and up

Pages: 64 

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


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October 31, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , ,


  1. My 8 year old grandson is a bird fanatic – he has more bird knowledge at 8 than I will ever have! Our goal for next summer is to attract some hummingbirds to our yard. This book would be a wonderful guide and resource for our project.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | November 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. We would love this! We feed hummingbirds, and would enjoy learning more about them.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | November 1, 2011 | Reply

  3. My children love to watch hummingbirds at our feeder. As a homeschooling family, I would love to win this to add to our library for years of enjoyment.

    bamagv at aol dot com

    Comment by Gretta | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  4. My mother has always loved hummingbirds. I would love to read more about them.

    stuffsmartblog at gmail dot com

    Comment by Stuff Smart (@StuffSmart) | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  5. We see hummingbirds all the time in our yard. My son would love to learn some facts about the birds he often sees.

    Comment by AEKZ2 | November 6, 2011 | Reply

  6. Even though my kiddos are under the recommended age for this book, I can imagine they’d really enjoy learning about Hummingbirds! They’ve been able to enjoy seeing them come to a hummingbird feeder, but we have never taken the time to learn more about them.

    Comment by Kristie | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  7. I’ve always been taken by hummingbirds. It’s especially exciting to see them here in Michigan! My kids aren’t quite fast enough to see them yet, but I’ll bet they might take the extra time it takes to find them if their interests could be piqued with this book!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

    Comment by Alicia C. | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  8. Looks like a lovely picture and information book on hummingbirds.
    Would love to win.

    Comment by Harvee/Book Dilettante | November 12, 2011 | Reply

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