Thursday, October 21

Gratitude and Hummingbirds

Happy Thankful Thursday!! 

May your day be filled with lots of thankfulness!

We are on letter Hh of the Gratitude Alphabet! H is for Hummingbird!

Joey is thankful for Hummingbirds! He loves to sit in his backyard and watch the hummingbirds fly backwards, sideways, and upside down!! Hummingbirds can even hover in place! Hummingbirds are one of the smallest birds in the world. The Bee hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.

What are you thankful for that begins with the letter Hh?


Here are some facts about Hummingbirds:

1. There are over 350 different hummingbird species.

2. Hummingbirds can weigh up to 4.5 grams. A nickel weighs about 5 grams.

3. The hummingbird is the smallest migrating bird.

4. Hummingbirds have no sense of smell.

5. Hummingbirds can’t walk or hop. They can only use their small legs to perch.

6. Hummingbird eggs are about the size of a very small jelly bean. The eggs weigh no more than a paper clip.

7. Hummingbirds can live up to five years.

8. The rarest type of the hummingbird species is the Leucistic hummingbird.


Here is a list of books about hummingbirds and being thankful:

1. Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird's Amazing Journey by Robert Burleigh

2. Chiri the Hummingbird: by Jo Blake

3. Harry the Hummingbird: by Patricia Thorpe

4. About Hummingbirds: by Cathryn Sill

5. Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood

6. Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

Parents please be sure all books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

Joey wants you all to know how amazing it is to be kind. Always remember to say please when you ask for something and be sure to say thank you when you receive what you asked for. 

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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading, writing, teaching, and learning. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality and watch how her illustrations evolve over time! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.



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