This lyrical bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and to sleepy children, home safe in their own beds. As a mother describes how different species of birds nest, secure and cozy with their mama birds, she tucks her own child into bed with the soothing refrain, “you nest here with me”—easing her little one and readers alike to slumber. Perfect for a young audience, this poetic text begs to be read aloud, and is accompanied by Melissa Sweet’s incredibly warm and original art.
Combining their poetic writing and their love of birding, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple Yolen have written what is sure to become a bedtime classic.
FOR EDUCATORS: Pair this book for young readers with THE BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: THE STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by Jacqueline Davies, as well as Jane Yolen’s, OWL MOON. All three books introduce readers to a bevy of birds.