A Nest Full of Eggs

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What's inside that pretty blue egg?

A baby bird is growing inside that egg. Slowly the bird develops, until one day it cracks through the shell. Safe inside the nest, under the care of its parents, the chick grows stronger. Soon it will learn how to fly and take care of itself. By next spring it will be ready to build its own nest and raise chicks of its own.

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Overview

What's inside that pretty blue egg?

A baby bird is growing inside that egg. Slowly the bird develops, until one day it cracks through the shell. Safe inside the nest, under the care of its parents, the chick grows stronger. Soon it will learn how to fly and take care of itself. By next spring it will be ready to build its own nest and raise chicks of its own.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Characteristics of birds, examples of diversity within the bird world, and bird growth and development are topics well covered in this simple introduction to the field. While the illustration style may cause older readers to think of Dick and Jane, the double-page spreads of bird's feathers and nests will intrigue their young partners. There's just enough information here so that young readers will feel informed, but not necessarily ready to join the Audubon Society. Part of the "Let's Read and Find Out Science" series.
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PreS-Gr 2A young boy and girl observe the activities of a robin family from the first ``cheer-up'' call of spring, through nest building, hatching, and fledging. Additional information about other kinds of birds and their behaviors is touched upon. One double-spread shows development within the egg. The format is open and inviting with illustrations that have child appeal. However, the colors appear rather flat and washed out, lacking the exuberance one associates with the season. An adequate accompaniment to Barrie Watts's Birds' Nest Silver Burdett, 1991, a photographic presentation of the nesting season of the blue titmouse.Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elementary School, Glen Rock, NJ
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Meet the Author

Priscilla Belz Jenkins is the author of two other books in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: A Nest Full of Eggs, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell, and Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Jenkins lives in San Rafael, CA.

Anne and Lizzy Rockwell have collaborated on all the Mrs. Madoff books, including St. Patrick's Day and Presidents' Day, and Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Anne is the author of What's So Bad About Gasoline?; Brendan and Belinda and the Slam Dunk!; Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?; and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. Lizzy is the author-illustrator of Good Enough to Eat; The Busy Body Book; and Hello Baby! Both Anne and Lizzy live in Connecticut.

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