A Nest Is Noisy

by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

Nests created and used by different animals, from various kinds of birds to several... read more

Nests created and used by different animals, from various kinds of birds to several aquatic species, amphibians, and mammals, are the focus of this elegant book of information. Each page spread highlights one or more creatures, and begins with a simple descriptive phrase in display text: “A nest is noisy … enormous … tiny … spiky … papery … pebbly.” A fascinating lengthier narrative provides information on how each animal builds (or chooses) its nest. Beautifully detailed watercolor illustrations grace each page. The choice of cursive for the display font is the one shortcoming of this lovely volume. Many children today are not taught cursive and this may be a barrier to some readers. (Ages 8–12)

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

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