Sebastian's Neighborhood: A Hummingbird's Story
Sebastian's Neighborhood: A Hummingbird's Story is the second book in this series of two and begins with Sebastian relating what it feels like to fly. As he narrates the story Sebastian involves the young readers by having them move their arms in a figure 8 pattern, point to and identify the male and female birds, and think about why hummingbirds are sometimes called "jewels". Then at the end of the book, a "Did You Know?" page reminds the child of the vocabulary words and states several interesting and mind stretching facts about hummingbirds. To get your copy of Sebastian's Neighborhood.
Parents, Teachers, Librarians, and Homeschoolers
What will your children learn?
- Students will learn how to differentiate between male and female hummingbirds and most other birds. They are presented with photographs of males and females and are asked to choose either the male or female.
- Vocabulary words that apply to most birds are perch, molt, and preen are defined within the text. Predator is an interesting word that is defined and discussed.
- Unique characteristics of hummingbirds such as being able to hover like a helicopter and do somersaults like gymnasts.
- 4th grade reading level