Now available in a board book edition, this lyrical bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and to sleepy children, safe in their beds.
As a mother describes how different species of birds nest, secure and cozy with their mama birds, she tucks her own child into bed with the soothing refrain "you nest here with me" easing her little one and readers alike to slumber. Accompanied by beautiful artwork by award-winning illustrator Melissa Sweet, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have combined their poetry writing and love of birding in this board book that is sure to become a bedtime classic.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 3 Years|
About the Author
Jane Yolen has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Golden Kite Award, two Christopher Medals, and both the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota and the Regina Medal for her body of work. She lives in Hat field, Massachusetts, and St. Andrews, Scotland.Heidi Stemple has published almost 20 books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children. She lives on an old farm in western Massachusetts.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 books for children. She wrote and illustrated Balloons Over Broadway which garnered many awards including the 2012 Sibert Medal. She also illustrated A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant, a 2008 Caldecott Honor book. She lives in Rockport, ME. Visit her at melissasweet.net.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a wonderful bedtime story for anyone to read. As a mother snuggles her child in bed, she tells her of all the places that birds nest and sleep. The amazing part was how Yolen and Stemple were able to carefully choose their birds and in doing so crafted a beautiful rhyming book. Each time they complete a tercet of rhymes, they finish with - "But you nest here with me." This pattern creates a lullaby of sorts for the reader/listener. And the gorgeous watercolors by Melissa Stewart add to the ambiance that the authors have created n this lovely story. The back matter of the book provides information about the birds in the story itself. A great picture book to add to any collection.