You Nest Here with Me

by Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, and Melissa Sweet

A gentle, rhyming bedtime book uses the metaphor of nesting for bedtime in a narrative... read more

A gentle, rhyming bedtime book uses the metaphor of nesting for bedtime in a narrative that describes the nesting environments of 14 different birds in couplets that end with the repeated refrain, “You nest here with me.” The opening and closing of the story feature a mother putting her young child to bed. Melissa Sweet’s cozy mixed media, gouache, and watercolor illustrations are lovely, with soft edges and soothing colors. While not wholly realistic, the individual species of bird are distinct and the scenes suggest specific environments in the natural world. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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