IRENE KELLY - AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

It's a Hummingbird's LifeWhat is a hummingbird’s life like? It’s busy, busy, busy! From morning to night, spring to winter, these tiny birds work nonstop. They eat more than eight times their weight in nectar every day and migrate hundreds of miles to Mexico every winter. On top of that, they perform amazing aerial stunts with their rotating wings, which beat more than three thousand times every minute!

This artfully designed and illustrated book is brimming with facts about ruby-throated hummingbirds. It offers an intimate view of the small but fascinating world of these jewel-like birds.

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What the Press Had to Say:

“Illustrated in soft watercolors with light type that swirls and swoops across the page like its subjects…It’s a Hummingbird’s Life is likely to be inspiring for young ornithologists, and may appeal as well to the more mechanically minded, who will be fascinated to read that a hummingbird’s wings can rotate in a full circle ‘just like a helicopter’s blades.’ A terrific job.” –The New York Times

"This title will fly off the shelves.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“Sweet, colorful, and fluttery, this bright little jewel is as cheerful as the bird it depicts.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A fact-filled, exquisitely illustrated glance at some of the world’s smallest birds.” Nick Jr. Magazine

AWARDS:

A John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers Selection, 2003
A Nick Jr. Magazine Best Book for Kids, 2003
A Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, 2003
Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year Selection, 2003

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