A simple text told in both English and Spanish about a painter with a high sense of patriotism that showed in his work.
I’d never heard of this painter before. I loved that he was a cowboy first and foremost and that he used it to capture that way of life as it started to become less necessary.
All the raves this book has gotten has been well deserved. It would make a great follow-up read to Julie Fogliano’s If You Want to See a Whale and reminded me of Jason Chin’s Coral Reefs. A boy reads about blue whales and his world is suddenly immersed in facts about this giant water creature. The illustrations are playful. One of those non-fiction picture books that’ll make for a great read-aloud.
It was stunning to see such close-ups of these tiny creatures- and the nest with the eggs and the newborn chicks were adorable. But aside from the beautiful photographs, there’s plenty of text and interesting facts for readers to learn about hummingbirds.