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From the award-winning creators of
An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy,
A Butterfly Is Patient, and
A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent's lap.
From School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Beginning with the front endpapers, readers see a variety of nests, some familiar, like that of the honeybee, but others more likely unfamiliar, like that of the ovenbird, dusky scrubfowl, and orangutan. The back endpapers depict the animals that occupy these nests. The written text and the illustrations work together seamlessly. The main idea on each spread is written in large cursive font, while smaller supporting details appear in smaller print. The language is rich with words that appeal to the senses, accompanied by gorgeous, detailed watercolors of the various nests. VERDICT An excellent choice for units about animal homes and behavior.—Myra Zarnowski, City University of New York
"Read just the big text or dive in deeper with the explanations and information on each page."--PopSugar
"This beautiful picture book will be an asset to science collections."-Booklist
"Will inspire so many children to open their eyes and look up at the trees - and down at their feet - to spot nests of all kinds."--Cool Mom Picks
"Your kids will start looking for nests everywhere!"--Design Mom
About the Author
Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and is the founder of the Oz Project, a nonprofit foundation for disadvantaged children. She lives on an island off the coast of Texas.
Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many bestselling books for children, including
Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and
Hush Little Baby. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their dogs.