It's a non-fiction book about the author who cares for a hummingbird over winter who for some unknown reason did not migrate with the rest. It's very cute. She details all the habits and "personality" quirks of Squeak. There are also tons of stunning photos. Some even captured the tiny bird snatching bugs out of the air! Beautiful photography that I believe the author took herself. Wonderful book!
Have you ever known a person to whom animals flock to when injured or in need of help, almost like God guided them to that certain someone? Well, Arnette Heidcamp is that person to whom Hummingbirds seek out. In this book her compassionate care of Squeak is very heart touching. If you're familiar with her other writings, you know that birds in trouble are drawn to her.
As the other reviewers have stated this is about Mrs. Heidcamp's care of an off migration track young Ruby Throated Hummingbird, whom she later names Squeak. She saves him from freezing to death in the horrible Upstate NY winter. She keeps him in her sunroom, which is stocked full of every flower a Hummingbird would ever dream of! She has painstakingly documented Squeaks daily habits, accompanied by beautiful photography, she took herself. It's clear that the author loves Squeak and he knows he's loved. By Springtime Squeak is thriving and ready to face the world.
If you love birds or true animal stories, you'd very likely like this story. It's a fun and fast read.
Anyone who has fallen under the spell of the hummingbird will treasure this lovable true story of a young ruby-throated hummingbird who becomes part of someone's household and life. 57 full-color photographs; 10 black-and-white drawings.
A related book that I have on my bookshelf is Robby. This is an excellent book. I could not put it down until I finished it. Robby was a baby Robin That the author raised. Robins are must more intelligent than I had thought, because this robin came back for 26 years and remembered the author. There are bright color photographs of Robby and his bright blue eggs and babies. The author must have kept a journal and has a respect for all of God's creatures. She is an excellent writer.I learned habits, habitats and facts that I never knew before about animals.This is an excellent, but quick read. This is a beautiful book.