My Tiny Life by Ruby T. Hummingbird

Holiday House. (Nature Diary: Bk. 4). Apr. 2021. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780823443222.
PreS-Gr 4–Meisel’s entry in the “Nature Diary” series offers well-organized, flowing text and pleasant illustrations. Before the title page, there are facts about hummingbird behavior followed by descriptions of physical features, nesting, mating rituals, and more. The main text, which employs first-person narration to chronicle the life of a ruby-throated hummingbird, will engage story time participants. The story is also accessible to the early reader group. The ruby-throated hummingbird describes emerging from his little white egg, no bigger than a jelly bean. He learns to fly, catch bugs, and migrate to warmer climates. Finally, additional information about hummingbirds, which is written at a fourth-grade reading level, is shared. Recommendations for hummingbird-friendly plants, information about the delights of a bird feeder, and a recipe for nectar are provided. A glossary, source materials, and reading recommendations are included.
VERDICT A delightful resource that features informative text and rich illustrations. Recommended for all libraries.

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