Whose Nest is This?

Whose Nest is This?

by Heidi Roemer, Connie McClennan
     
 

"Springtime is here. There is work to be done, as animal parents make nests for their young. Using pebbles, or woodchips, even mud, spit, and leaves-many creatures make nests…Whose nests are these?" So begins this spirited, rhyming, picture book that describes in riddle-form the many types of nests animals make, from the tiny ruby-throated hummingbird to the

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"Springtime is here. There is work to be done, as animal parents make nests for their young. Using pebbles, or woodchips, even mud, spit, and leaves-many creatures make nests…Whose nests are these?" So begins this spirited, rhyming, picture book that describes in riddle-form the many types of nests animals make, from the tiny ruby-throated hummingbird to the imposing sea turtle. "There are mammals and reptiles and insects who nest. Birds, too, build unique nests that suit them the best. Some nests provide shelter, and some are for show, but the best nests are those in which young babies grow!"

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
The amazing variety and diversity of both nests and animals and birds who create them will amaze, educate, and entertain young readers.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—This picture book describes the nests of various birds, insects, mammals, fish, and reptiles. Whether it's an elf owl's cavity in a giant Saguaro, a Caribbean flamingo's mound of mud in shallow water, or a sea turtle's sandy pit, these shelters are described in brief rhymed texts: "Imagine a rocky-hard 'nest.' Can that be?/Picture an egg balanced delicately./High on a cliff this egg rests on a ledge./Whew! It rolls in a circle—not off the edge." The title question is then repeated at the end of each rhyme, and the nest builder is identified (in this example, a common murre). The creatures are brought to life in the engaging rhymes and vivid art. The illustrations in Bert Kitchen's And So They Build (Candlewick, 1995) are a little more realistic and provide more details.—Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589793866
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
942,827
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Heidi Bee Roemer works as an instructor for The Institute of Children's Literature, and serves as an advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Orland Park, Illinois. Connie McClennan is an artist and children's book illustrator whose work has appeared in Sunset Magazine, Weekly Reader, and Highlights for Children. She lives in Rocklin, California.

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