Product Details
List Price:
$17.95
Ages:
4 to 8
Grades:
P to 3
Pages:
40
Trim Size:
10.5" x 8.5"
Published:
03/2015
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-923-0
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
680L

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About the Book

Overview

This lyrical bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and to sleepy children, home safe in their own 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. Perfect for a young audience, this poetic text begs to be read aloud, and is accompanied by Melissa Sweet’s incredibly warm and original art.

Reviews

* "Do we need another good night book? The answer is unequivocally yes. . . . This delights the eye, mind and heart." Booklist, starred review

". . . a gentle rhyming bedtime story that spotlights 14 birds' nesting habits and habitats. A well-crafted and informative window onto the world of winged creatures." —Publishers Weekly

"As she puts her daughter to bed, a mother shares a soothing rhyme about birds that nest in places far and near. . . . A worthwhile purchase for collections that need new selections for bedtime sharing." —School Library Journal

"With an easy cadence and a comforting anchor, Yolen and Stemple drift from cowbird to killdeer, bedding down winged creatures while always returning to the safety of mom and home. . . . The text and the images work well together, balancing the mood of quiet comfort with avian description. . . . As a whole, the book ably carries readers past many flying friends and lands with ease in a safe nest." —Kirkus Reviews

Awards
Meet the Author

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a poet and author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century, and her books and stories have won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, and two Christopher Medals, among many others.

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Heidi Stemple

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.  

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Meet the Illustrator

Melissa Sweet

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.

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