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Hummingbird

4.11 (102 ratings by Goodreads)
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"One of the prettiest works of non-fiction you are likely to see... It is ravishing." The Sunday Times

From Nicola Davies, one of the UK's finest non-fiction writers, and from Jane Ray, one of the UK's finest illustrators, comes and exquisite Nature Storybook about ... hummingbirds! A hummingbird is smaller than your thumb and weighs less than a 20 pence piece - however you measure it, it's tiny. But every spring, hummingbirds that have spent the winter in Mexico fly north to make the most of the warmer weather. They nest as far north as Canada and Alaska; a 2,000 mile trip! This is the story of one spring migration: of a tiny bird, its amazing journey and the people it meets along the way.

"Jane Ray turns everything she touches to gold." Daily Telegraph

"Nicola Davies is one of the best children's writers in the business." Huffington Post
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 278 x 8mm | 395g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32, watercolour and gouache
  • 1406379271
  • 9781406379273
  • 93,122

Review quote

"Filled with expression and detail, this book is simply beautiful. Not only one to learn a great deal from, but one to treasure." * Fallen Star Stories * "This is a picture book to linger over, full of rich and sumptuous illustrations." * BookTrust * "Children fascinated by nature will love Hummingbird." * Daily Express * "[a]jewel-bright beauty... Ray's gorgeous illustrations are interspersed with delicate titbits of information." * The Guardian * "One of the prettiest works of non-fiction you are likely to see[...] It is ravishing." * The Sunday Times *
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About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature, Tiny, The Promise, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Just Ducks, Poo and the Heroes of the Wild series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola lives in Wales. Visit Nicola at www.nicola-davies.com, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @nicolakidsbooks.

Jane Ray is an acclaimed children's book illustrator. She collaborated with Kevin Crossley Holland on Heartsong, and with Carol Ann Duffy on The Lost Happy Endings. She also writes and illustrates her own books, including The Nutcracker and Can You Catch a Mermaid?, and has been shortlisted six times for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Jane is also the illustrator of the exquisite Fairy Tales, retold by Berlie Doherty.
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Rating details

102 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 34% (35)
4 45% (46)
3 19% (19)
2 2% (2)
1 0% (0)
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