The Perfect Nest
Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It’s bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up ("¡Caramba!"), but so do a duck ("Sacré bleu!") and a goose ("Great ...more
Even my husband laughed out loud when I was reading it out loud... that alone is worth a 5 star rating.....
Another reason I'm giving this a 5 star is because it has helped to restore my son's interest in picture books. He's all of 5 ...more
Sorry for spoilers ahead - but some ppl need to be warned of some things before they buy a book or share it with their chi ...more
Okay, so do not give this to a child expecting a real cat to act this way. It won't happen; kitty would still have breakfast, lunch and dinner, however, for the fictional world, it is fun.
This book is about a cat that wants to make an omelet so he builds the perfect nest for a chicken to lay an egg. Later on a chicken does come and lays an egg, but a duck and a goose come and they both lay an egg. Then the three birds start to fight about who gets to have the perfect nest while Jack the cat tries to get them out of the nest. Jack finally gets the birds out of the nest but then the eggs that were layed are hatching and the little birds think that Ja ...more
This is yet another example of a simple, tride and true storytelling device coupled with dynamic art can combine to create: a great children's book. Author Catherine Friend takes a device that can be seen in a number of children's stories, using three characters focusing on one object of desire, creating mixed reactions and responses. One of the things I really appreciated here in the text are the "voices" in the text. Different languages (Spanish and French) are used here to distin ...more
The Perfect Nest is a fun book for children who like to laugh and for adults who like to read to them. (In fact, there are several opportunities for the reader to add voices making it an even funner experience.) It's the story about a farm cat named Jack, who comes up with a plan to get himself an egg to make an omelet. In order to make his plan work, he creates a nest no mother bird can resist, and by doing so attracts three mother birds. They all lay eggs in his ne ...more
Genre: Picture Book
Pre-literacy strategy: Picture walk- going through some of the books' exciting or interesting pictures (previously marked by the instructor) and having the students discuss what's in the picture and make inferences about what they think is happening in the story.
For this book, I would definitely try the picture walk strategy. The pictures in this book are so bright and fun, I think it would be an excellent exercise to get the children engaged in the book. Som ...more
I like that each of the b ...more
Jack the cat is determined to build the perfect nest, complete with fresh hay, fluffy pillows and a welcome mat. He needs this perfect nest because he wants to attract a chicken who will lay the perfect egg. An egg that will make a tasty omelet. But Jack didn't count on his nest attracting a chicken, a duck and a goose. The three eggs would really make a wonderful omelet. To get the three birds to leave the nest, he tells them of an empty nest they don't have t ...more
I love how the problem escalates making it more trouble for Jack; more fun for the readers. The ending is predictable because I've read lots of stories with this premise and the outcome is always the same. But what ...more
This book is a great way to show children that sometimes perfect can cause problems and that the perfect package can come in many different ways. From a language standpoint the book has a chicken that spe ...more
She studied Economics, but because ...more