Hummingbirds

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The world of hummingbirds is a world of tiny wings. A hummingbird's wings can beat more than forty times each second, making it easier to hear the wings than to see them. These birds are champion acrobats. They can fly backward and even hover like a helicopter.

Describes the physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitat of hummingbirds.

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Overview

The world of hummingbirds is a world of tiny wings. A hummingbird's wings can beat more than forty times each second, making it easier to hear the wings than to see them. These birds are champion acrobats. They can fly backward and even hover like a helicopter.

Describes the physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitat of hummingbirds.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book from the "Welcome to the World of Animals" series explores the world of hummingbirds. Chapter one, "World of Difference," explains the many names hummingbirds have in various languages, as well as the sheer variety within the hummingbird community. Chapter two, "Where in the World," describes the many different places and climates that hummingbirds inhabit and migrate to and from. Chapter three, "World Full of Food," explains how much hummingbirds need to eat and how they acquire food from flowers, trees, and insects. Chapter four, "World in Motion," describes the amazing flying techniques of hummingbirds. Chapter five, "World of Words," explains how hummingbirds communicate through both flying and song. Chapter six, "World of Nests," describes the nests that hummingbirds build and how they lay and care for eggs. Chapter seven, "New World," describes the birth and early life of hummingbird chicks. Numerous photographs, a glossary, and various facts sprinkled throughout the book make this a lively and entertaining way for children to learn about frogs and toads. 2004, Gareth Stevens, Ages 7 to 10.
—Amie Rose Rotruck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552853184
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Welcome to the World of.
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 272,314
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Table of Contents

World of Difference 5
Where in the World 9
World Full of Food 13
World in Motion 17
World of Words 21
World of Nests 25
New World 29
Glossary and Index 32
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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    good info and great pics

    We have a hummingbird feeder and hummers visit in the summer. We wanted to learn more about the birds and share the information with our grandchildren -- this book was perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2004

    Humming birds have to poop.

    I think that this book is such a great book. It tells so much about hummingbirds.

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    Posted June 27, 2014

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