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About the Author
Robert Burleigh has written many acclaimed children's picture books, including several illustrated by Wendell Minor: Edward Hopper Paints His World, Abraham Lincoln Comes Home, and If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond. The recipient of the Prairie State Award, naming him Illinois Children's Book Author of the Year, Bob lives in Grand Haven, Michigan.Wendell Minor is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books for children, including those noted with Robert Burleigh as well as Wild Orca by Brenda Peterson and the New York Times-bestselling Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.
Kids will be mesmerized by this dynamic portrait of one of nature's winged wonders.--Booklist, starred reviewThe simple narrative is set in short, poetic lines. There's suspense . . . And, there's expressive language, with alliteration, occasional rhyme, and plentiful imagery. A fine addition to sense of wonder collections. --Kirkus Reviews Scientific facts about hummingbird feeding and flight are emphasized in the formative text and the light-and motion-filled illustrations, which skillfully convey the bird's movements. --Horn Book