Hum by William Thomas

HUM

William Thomas

William Thomas

HUM
written by William Thomas
Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 7

The idea for Hum began in a high school biology class. A student I was helping had to write weekly reports on something to do with living things. He was very interested in llamas, and each week would come up with something new about them. That’s how I first learned that llamas communicate with each other by humming. And I wondered: What if a child grew up around llamas and heard them humming, just as he heard his parents speaking? Wouldn’t he learn their language as well as his own?