Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mama Built a Little Nest

 Cover image for Mama built a little nest
Mama Built a Little Nest
by Jennifer Ward
Illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Beach Lane Books, 2014 unpaged informational picture book

Did you know that hummingbirds use cobwebs when they make their nests, and some wrens make their nests in poky cacti? This new informational picture book is full of interesting facts about different kinds of nests.  The primary text is written in rhyme with only a few lines per page.  Secondary text gives more facts about the birds and nests featured.  Each kind of bird and nest is beautifully depicted with Jenkin's incomparable cut paper illustrations. He manages to make birds and environment look both realistic, and artistic. There is good reason that Jenkins has won almost every major children's informational picture book award out there.

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