Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for
children include A First Book of Nature, Tiny,The
Promise, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin
Baby, Just Ducks, Poo and the Heroes of the Wild series.
She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked
for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola lives in Abergavenny,
Wales. Visit Nicola at www.nicola-davies.com, or follow her on
Twitter under the handle @nicolakidsbooks.
Jane Ray is an acclaimed children's book illustrator. She collaborated with Kevin Crossley Holland on Heartsong, and with Carol Ann Duffy on The Lost Happy Endings. She also writes and illustrates her own books, including The Nutcracker and Can You Catch a Mermaid?, and has been shortlisted six times for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Jane is also the illustrator of the exquisite Fairy Tales, retold by Berlie Doherty.
"One of the prettiest works of non-fiction you are likely to
see[...] It is ravishing." * The Sunday Times *
"[a]jewel-bright beauty... Ray's gorgeous illustrations are interspersed with delicate titbits of information." * The Guardian *
"Children fascinated by nature will love Hummingbird." * Daily Express *
"This is a picture book to linger over, full of rich and sumptuous illustrations." * BookTrust *
"Filled with expression and detail, this book is simply beautiful. Not only one to learn a great deal from, but one to treasure." * Fallen Star Stories *