Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A Nature Diary Series #4: My Tiny Life by Ruby T. Hummingbird & authored by Paul Meisel

Find it on Holiday House

My thoughts: 
Upon opening this delightful book I saw information on the beautiful, tiny hummingbird that is perfect for the parent to read prior to reading My Tiny Life to a child. It educates the parent (or older individual who is reading to the child) enabling them to better educate the child. Wonderful!

Then the story of this tiny life begins and it takes one through the year as the hummingbird emerges and develops into an adult that migrates to its Winter home and back to its seasonal, summer home. Such a strong tiny bird and such a wonderful life.

I think children will enjoy the territorial contest between the tiny hummingbirds. 

About the book: Tiny but mighty! A ruby throated hummingbird tells his own life story in this funny, bright, informative entry to the critically acclaimed Nature Diary science series.

May 15: Today I poked my way out of this tiny egg.

With Mom feeding him insects and nectar, Ruby T. Hummingbird is soon able to beat his wings and fly—up, down, backward, and forward—and forage for himself. But don't be fooled! This elegant creature can turn into a fierce fighter if another hummingbird tries to feed on his flower—or his hummingbird feeder.

June 21: This flower is MINE! No you don't.

A second test of his strength comes when he migrates to a warmer climate in the fall and a cooler climate in the spring.

March 1, 5 a.m.: I'm off! Wish me luck.

Children will love poring over the bright, highly detailed illustrations and pondering ideas about nature.

The book includes a glossary and further information in the back of the book. Both art and text have been vetted for accuracy by an expert.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Don't miss the other books in The Nature Diary Series!

Each one explores the life cycle of an animal in dated journal entries, showing young readers how they grow and change through the seasons— and offering a few laughs, too! Brightly illustrated and vetted by experts, Paul Meisel's books are a perfect introduction to your backyard neighbors.
  • My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis: CCBC Best-of-the-Year List, AAAS /Subaru Finalist, Leaping Lizards Top 10 Read-alouds, SCIENCE Best Books for Curious Kids, Virginia Readers' Choices
  • My Happy Year by E. Bluebird: A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • My Stinky Summer by S. Bug: A Junior Library Guild Selection
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. HOLIDAY HOUSE

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