Author(s): Robert Burleigh; Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
Robert Burleigh's narrative nonfiction picture book follows a hummingbird's migration south for the winter, with stunning art by Wendell Minor.
When the last summer flowers open their petals to the sun, it's time for a tiny ruby-throated hummingbird to dip its beak into the heart of each bloom, extracting as much nectar as possible before the hard trip ahead.
Today is the day Tiny Bird begins its amazing journey south for the winter, traveling as fast as thirty miles an hour for hundreds of miles on end. The trip is long, with savage weather and many predators along the way, but Tiny Bird is built for this epic journey and eventually arrives at its winter home.
This inspiring migratory and life cycle story celebrates the important and impressive feat of a small but mighty creature.
Christy Ottaviano Books