Dazzle of Hummingbirds: The Colorful Life of a Tiny Scrapper (London Town Wild Life Series)

Dazzle of Hummingbirds: The Colorful Life of a Tiny Scrapper (London Town Wild Life Series)

by Bruce Berger
     
 


Have you ever seen a hummingbird's wings stand still? Featuring 33 up-close, brilliant color photographs, A Dazzle of Hummingbirds lets readers peek into the daily life of the world's smallest bird. The book uses lively text to engage young audiences, explaining how hummingbirds care for their young, fly, sing, eat, migrate, and guard their territory. Did…  See more details below

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Have you ever seen a hummingbird's wings stand still? Featuring 33 up-close, brilliant color photographs, A Dazzle of Hummingbirds lets readers peek into the daily life of the world's smallest bird. The book uses lively text to engage young audiences, explaining how hummingbirds care for their young, fly, sing, eat, migrate, and guard their territory. Did you know that hummingbirds can fly upside-down? That they have no ability to smell? And that their brains are proportionally the largest among birds? Reviewed by scientific experts, these and other fascinating facts add interest, as photos and maps portray the diverse habitats, from deserts to backyards, where hummingbirds can be found.
This updated edition's new material includes a brand-new "Secrets of Hummingbirds" section - a bullet-point summary page of "amazing but true" characteristics - and a completely rewritten "To Learn More" page with current information on helpful websites, books, organizations, videos, and DVDs.

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Children's Literature
Hummingbirds are the second largest family of birds in the Western Hemisphere but their unique characteristics and amazing abilities fascinate us anew everyday. Intriguing facts, marvelous word pictures and unbelievably detailed and intimate photography will draw readers of all ages into this slim volume. Not noted for their singing ability, the sound of one male is compared to a "rusty nail on a tin can." Newborn hummingbirds have "naked black skin and look like raisins" and they begin life in a nest the size of a walnut. The photo of one nest shows a dime towering over two tiny eggs. Many of the photos will prompt young readers to exclaim "Cool!" with an eagerness to share the unbelievable wonders of these minute bits of life. Although there are lots of statistics (the heart of a hummingbird beats 1,260 times per minute) the text reads easily. The back matter includes an index and a glossary, as well as helping organizations and websites, hummingbird events and festivals, books and magazines, and a summary of the most fascinating "secrets of hummingbirds." 2005 (orig. 1993), London Town Press, Ages 8 up.
—Karen Leggett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966649079
Publisher:
London Town Press
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Series:
London Town Wild Life Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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