Mia and the Hummingbird Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway
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Mia and the Hummingbird Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Having to move to an unfamiliar country where a different language is predominantly spoken can be very challenging. See how a young girl learns to overcome that kind of challenge in Mia and the Hummingbird and enter to win a nice prize pack!

About the Book:

Book Title: Mia and the Hummingbird by Nancy Carlisle
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 34 pages
Genre: Juvenile fiction/social themes or animals/birds
Publisher: Sage Green Press
Release date: March, 2021
Tour dates: June 14 to June 25, 2021
Content Rating: G. There is nothing that even comes close to PG.

Mia and the Hummingbird is the story of a young girl who immigrates to a new country and learns to accept a new life. She sees the hummingbird building her nest for her babies and thinks that she and the bird are similar as they learn to adapt to their new homes. Mia and the Hummingbird includes information about environmental and social reasons for immigration, the struggle to adapt to a new home and information about hummingbirds. Included is a glossary about these issues, a bibliography, and references.

My Review:

Mia and the Hummingbird is an inspiring and informative book that touches upon a number of current issues including immigration, environmental protection and social justice. It starts with two parallel storylines: one of Mia, whose family is forced to move to the U.S. after a devastating hurricane destroyed their hometown, and one of a hummingbird, who is busy building a new nest to welcome her babies. The hummingbird has to work intensively for days to finish her nest, while Mia makes great efforts to adapt to her new environment. The two lines finally converge when Mia spots the hummingbird and her babies in the second nest she builds after the first one gets ruined by a fierce rainstorm.

I love the unique way the story is told and how the beautiful illustrations help express the personality of each character. Alongside the story, the book includes quite a few information boxes, where readers  learn fun facts about hummingbirds, the impact of climate change, ways in which human beings are closely connected to nature, and what it takes to achieve social justice. The story of the assiduous hummingbird and the adaptive young immigrant demonstrates the power of perseverance, persistence and resilience. It helps cultivate the love and respect for nature, and encourages young readers to be kind, hard-working, and environmentally conscious. It's an excellent educational book to add to your child's summer reading list.

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About the Author:

Nancy Carlisle is an author, illustrator and retired architect and manager. She writes hopeful books for kids that interweave facts and fiction about the environment and global responsibility.

During her 38 year career, as an architect and researcher, her focus was on the environment. She led work nationally and internationally on sustainable and energy efficient buildings and communities and won awards for collaboratively designing award-winning sustainable buildings, a laboratory campus, and as part of a team to develop a program to improve the energy efficiency of laboratories in the U.S.

Connect with the author: Website

One lucky person will win a signed copy of Mia and the Hummingbird and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Giveaway ends 7/2. Open to US only. Please enter using the widget below. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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