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Hector and Hummingbird

By Nicholas John Frith


From bright new talent Nicholas John Frith, a story of friendship between a very chatty hummingbird and a bear who just wants a little peace and quiet. Hector is a bear with a problem. His best friend, Hummingbird, is just SO NOISY! Worse still, Hummingbird won’t stop copying him. Whatever Hector does, Hummingbird wants to do it too – really, really LOUDLY.

Poor Hector. Will he ever find a bit of peace and quiet?

Illustrated in brilliant, bright colors, Hector and Hummingbird is a story of friendship that’s full of wit, warmth, and fun.


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Reviews and Awards

⋆ “Frith has created a visually stunning work, and young readers who look closely will find a forest teeming with wildlife hidden in plain sight. The tale is simple and universal, the setting is fresh, and it all works. Lovely.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

⋆ “Frith, in a terrific debut, writes with a light touch and an astute ear, making what could have been a familiar odd couple story feel fresh and new. Most impressive of all is his artwork: rendered in a gorgeously florid palette of brown, pink, turquoise, and olive, it evokes both midcentury illustration and vintage barkcloth.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Marvelous screen-print-style illustrations are shot through with green, turquoise, and bright pink, bringing energy and a playfulness to the Peruvian jungle Hector and Hummingbird call home. Readers will connect with Hector’s frustration over being pestered, and won over by Hummingbird’s enthusiastic take on friendship.” - Booklist


Purchase Options
Indiebound • Scholastic • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Spring 2016
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-545-85701-7
Price: $17.99 US / $21.99 CAN
Trim Size: 10 3/4" x 9 3/4"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Scholastic UK
Translation Rights: Scholastic UK
Rights Available? yes


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