A Nest Is Noisy: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books)
This one was a 5 star book for me. It follows the format of the other books. There are gorgeous pictures that can be enjoyed by all ages. There is a poem that runs the length of the book, and while there is advanced vocabulary I think it can be enjoyed ...more
And that lampreys make their nest underwater using pebbles as tiny as an almond and as big as a golf ball? And that they carry the pebbles in their mouths?
Did you ever heard of a nest as big as 36 x 16 feet?
And what about the temperature of the nest determining the sex of the baby alligators?
This book is a perfect combination of science, animals and lovely illustrations. And when I say lovely, I mean it!
Age range: 6 to 12 years ...more
Who knew that army ants form 'living nests' to protect their eggs, or that orangutans braid beds of branches up in the rainforest canopy? The detailed pictures and text will reward multiple re-readings. I especially appreciate Dianna Hutts Aston's sophisticated (but never verbose) writing, as there is plenty of new vocabulary to discuss with young readers.
*NOTE* I got a free copy ...more
The labelled illustrations are lovely and clearly show the creatures in their unique nests. Everything from fish to birds to primates is covered here. For what it is, it's a decent little picture book... although, having previously read We Build Our Homes, I was left feeling like I wanted a ...more
I particularly liked the birds' nests.
From the smallest - a golf ball-sized bee hummingbird's nest - to the largest - the 36-foot mound built by the dusky scrubfowl.
My favorite was the close-up of a nest containing shoelaces, gum wrappers and a snake's skin. It reminds me of the one I found in the yard last year that was lined with my dog's shed fur. Those baby birds were swaddled in luxurious ...more
Furthermore each book in the series can also be read in two different formats thus allowing the reading audience to be broadened out. If you have very young readers or those who cannot sit still long enough for a ...more
This is a great nature-lovers book, as it doesn't confine itself to birds (alligators, various bugs, platypus, several fish, turtles and prairie dogs are also featured), the artwork is splendid and the facts are fun. Each animal's nest is labeled and there are drawings...more
For teachers, the opportunities to extend the text are countless: building, construction, science, weather, seasons, ...more
Nest is noisy...
and humming with babies...
but only until they are ready to fly, swim, or crawl away
Then the nest is quite..
Miss my nest sooooo much! I wonder how quite my nest now =(
I love this book, the children can learn different types of nest and how the animals live differently. It's amazing to learn from animals how built their comfy and safe home. Also the illustration is wonderful
Can't hardly wait to read other series of these books ...more
Thee are no limits here on species or location, spanning many biomes, wide expanses of geography, and also relationships between family members and among animal groups.
There's an overarching simple "story" through the book, but be aware that it's written in cursive. The fun is in the details (which are printed) about all the animals (including many non-birds) that have nests and what those nests are like.
The content is a little bit wordy for storytime purposes, but I would love to share this book with a child in a one-on-one setting.