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Raincoast books is the story of one little hummingbird’s migration journey. Let’s travel with him from the northern part of the USA to the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully illustrated with a treasure trove of information about hummingbirds. It has been my pleasure to review this picture book.
What I am Reviewing
Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey was written by Robert Burleigh. Illustrated by Wendell Minor, and published by Henry Hold & Company. It is 40 pages long and intended for ages 5-9. Covering hummingbirds and migration, ecology and zoology. This is a beautiful book. Reviewed for Raincoast books. I received a softcover ARC copy for this review.
The Details on Tiny Bird
I love it when picture books open up with an introduction to the topic at hand before they get to the title page. Tiny Bird opens with facts about hummingbirds along with a map showing the journey that tiny bird will be taking.
I learned a ton about hummingbirds reading this book, some of it actually surprised me so I had to fact check. Nothing that I checked was proven to be false, so if you are undergoing a study on hummingbirds, grab up this book! The beautiful illustrations that show off the speed and grace of the hummingbird will delight you.
Tiny Bird brings out the hardships these little birds face on their journey. I could see how their tiny size belies the strength behind them.
Most of the pages have ample white space to showcase these tiny birds. But occasional pages are full colour.
No rhyming lyrics fill the pages, just straightforward informative text, written in easy to understand language for the young reader. The font size is easy to read.
This inspiring migratory and life cycle story celebrates the important and impressive feat of a small but mighty creature. You will learn so much about this smallest of birds travelling over 1500 miles. Many of these birds don’t make it, but in Tiny Bird we celebrate the ones that do!
Young or old, Tiny Bird is worth a look at. You won’t regret the read for yourself or your children.