Have You Heard The Nesting Bird?

In rhyming text, we learn the bird calls of blue jays, cardinals, crows and more. The robin, HYHTNB_Cover_Large_1648_1648however, stays quiet, sitting on her nest.

Beautiful illustrations in a muted green and brown palette show which bird is which, a boost for a nonfiction book that flows so well you’ll forget you are learning about birds.

In the end, there is a question and answer session under the heading “A Word with the Bird” in which we learn why the robin is so quiet when she’s nesting, when the male robin joins in to help and what to do if you see a bird in her nest.

Written by Rita Gray and illustrated by Kenard Pak, this would be a great book to compare to the fictional Froodle.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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2 Responses to Have You Heard The Nesting Bird?

  1. Sounds like a lovely, unique book. I really like that cover. Thanks!

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