A Nature Storybook about hummingbirds, beautifully told and illustrated by Nicola Davies and Jane Ray.
From Nicola Davies, award-winning non-fiction author, and Jane Ray, one of the country's finest illustrators, comes a spellbinding Nature Storybook about hummingbirds. A hummingbird weighs less than a nickel, less than a 20 pence piece, less than a 50 cent bit. Whatever way you use to 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, made by a bird smaller than your thumb. This is the story of one spring migration: of a tiny bird, its amazing journey and the people it meets along the way.
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.