Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A
This is a beautiful retelling of an old Taino legend about how the hummingbird was created. The way the story is retold is both easy for children to understand but not “dumbed down” either. I enjoyed the story and found the illustrations bright, colorful, and descriptive.
This book has quickly become my son’s favorite book. He has me read it to him at least once a day – and sometimes more! The pictures invite him to ask questions and look closer to see all the details. He calls it his “bird book” and sits eagerly waiting for the part where the man is transformed into a hummingbird.
The cover is very eye-catching and offers an accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find inside the story.
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