How Small Is a Hummingbird?

From the Series Comparison Fun
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Introduces the size of a hummingbird to readers through simple text, photograph, and measurement comparisons. Additional features include a phonetic glossary, index, sources for further research, and a Check It Out! section that supplements the main text with additional fun comparisons and facts about the topic.

  • Note for parents and teachers
  • Beginning of text
  • Check it out!
  • Glossary
  • To learn more
  • Index
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Copyright 2017
BISACS JNF003000, JNF000000, JNF013000
Genre Beginning Readers
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Series Comparison Fun
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Lexile 390
ISBN 9781503816800
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-01-01
Author Kurt Waldendorf
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Note to parents and educators, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites
Dewey 598.7
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level M

A noteworthy review of Comparison Fun from Booklist on March 15, 2017

The content of these playful books in the Comparison Fun series perfectly matches the series title. Each book uses a variety of often whimsical comparisons to bring to life one small corner of the natural world. Although many books make one or two such comparisons, they are the backbone of this series. The facts presented are often unusual, compelling, and illustrated clearly. For example, in How Big Is a Blue Whale?, a spread that compares the size of the whale’s heart to a small car shows a picture of the whale with a yellow compact car superimposed over the heart’s position. How Slow Is a Sloth? points out that a sloth takes six seconds to crawl the length of a pencil (pictured) and one minute to climb the height of a door (pictured). In How Small Is a Hummingbird?, we learn that the tiny birds are only as long as two bumblebees, and side-by-side photos show that length. In How Strong Is an Ant?, readers will grasp that these minuscule insects are mighty, though the comparisons are sometimes convoluted, including several variations on ‘If ants were the size of humans’ or ‘If a human was as strong as an ant.’ The books also provide teaching notes, but they feel superfluous in the face of such engaging material that speaks for itself.

Author: Kurt Waldendorf

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