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A Nest Is Noisy
     

A Nest Is Noisy

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by Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long (Illustrator)
 

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"Fans will rejoice at the first sight of A Nest Is Noisy," promises School Library Journal, and they're right. From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, A Rock Is Lively, and A Beetle Is Shy comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating

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"Fans will rejoice at the first sight of A Nest Is Noisy," promises School Library Journal, and they're right. From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, A Rock Is Lively, and A Beetle Is Shy comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests, from those of tiny bee hummingbirds to those of orangutans high in the rainforest canopy. 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

"This beautiful picture book will be an asset to science collections."-Booklist

"Read just the big text or dive in deeper with the explanations and information on each page."--PopSugar

"Your kids will start looking for nests everywhere!"--Design Mom

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Richly illustrated, this is a science book will want a nest in whatever size works. Like Aston’s and Long’s other works including “An Egg is Quiet,” and a Butterfly is Patient,” these books will appeal to both the natural history enthusiast and the poet. Using accurate information, Aston writes with a sense of wonder, letting us marvel at the nests that exist “A nest is welcoming. Many birds assemble a cradle for their eggs, knitting together leaves and twigs and softening it with grass, hair, moss, fluffy seeds, leaf skeletons or even a snake’s old skin.” The illustrations have the accuracy of John Audobon, but much more life and movement. In fact, when peaking at some underground nests, the reader is almost an intruder upon an intimate scene. This book will enchant and will work as a read aloud for young elementary school students. Older students will find information for reports. The only problem is the script fonts. Some of the information is written in cursive. Many children and ESOL readers will have a harder time with the script fonts that present some of the information those words. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen; Ages 6 to 12.
School Library Journal
05/01/2015
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452127132
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/14/2015
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
203,500
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
NC1120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for 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: Four Classic Board Books. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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A Nest Is Noisy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Why I liked this book- This is a great book for this time of year! First off the illustrations are something you could look at for hours. They are so detailed and informative. I really like that the book doesn’t focus on bird’s nests (which is what I thought it was going to be) but has ALL kinds of nests. Bees, alligators, platypus and more! The book is educational and entertaining. I can see teachers and parents using this book to talk about ecosystems and biodiversity. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review