From birth, to first flight, to new friend, the first year of a bird’s life is full of activity and wonder. Artist Jorey Hurley pairs vivid, crisp artwork with simple, minimal text—often just one word per spread—to create a breathtaking, p ...more
Nest is the perfect book to lure young readers into noticing and appreciating this first sign of spring, the arrival of the American Robin. Matte, bold illustrations draw us immediately into the life cycle of a robin family from nest ...more
Simplistic in design but very effective use of a single word and illustration per page to convey a story – there are endless possibilities for the conversations/stories this book will allow you to conjure up when reading to your baby/toddler.
Colours, seasons, families, movement, emotions…a simple word says so much.
Love a cardboard/hard board children’s book! So practical.
Digital illustrations give the book a simple, uncluttered design. The author's note pulls the whole book together and reveals the author's inspiration for writing the book.
I highly recommend this nature read for sharing one-on-one with PreK-2.
Each page spread in this has only one word, but combined with the illustrations it is enough to understand the basic developmental steps as a baby robin grows to adulthood. There's an extensive author's note in the back with much more information on robins and adult readers can decide which details are of interest to the little readers. Because the book is so simple it should be a winner with kids who aren't reading words on their own yet, they ...more
I liked the simple word to describe the page, but was a little disappointed that the drawings were also very simple. Tells a story but is a bit forgettable, more detailed drawings of the birds could have really helped the story shine.
No content issues.
The pictures in this book are simple, but eye-catching. The flowers, grass, and birds’ nest are all textured in such a way as to give the impression that one could reach out and touch them. The birds’ various poses suggest realistic movement, and the passing seasons are portrayed effectively by the changes in the birds’ tree. I also love the endpapers, which show blue robin’s eggs, a symbol of th ...more
The book begins with one of the parents flying with a twig. (This page is facing the Title Page.) The next image is of mom and dad and a single blue egg. From there we get to see rain falling on a protective parent sitting on Junior, and then Junior having hatched, being fed, and then discovering the wide world around him/her.
We really ...more
Katie Z. / Marathon County Public Library
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Each turn of the page consists of a two-page layout with only one word. The first and last word is (you guessed it ) "nest".
The author has an impressive background. She studied art at Princeton and design at FIT. She has designed textiles, had her own line of bags AND attended three years of law school. This is her first book. Hope there are more t ...more