Birds Make Nests

Birds Make Nests

By:  Michael Garland

 Birds make nest to keep their chicks and eggs safe.  The nests sheltering the eggs and chicks vary widely among different types of birds.  This introduction to bird nests is an excellent picture book for the youngest of readers.  The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has a cup-shaped nest while the Baltimore Oriole has a hanging nest with a hole on the top.  One spread displays numerous birds in different nests, including a House Sparrow nesting in a traffic light and a White Stork perched on a telephone pole.  Detailed, woodcut illustrations complement the text beautifully.

I enjoyed the narrative arc of the story from nest building to chick independence.  This is an egg-cellent choice for one-on-one reading.

Renee (Parr Library)

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