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Title:
You nest here with me
Author:
Yolen, Jane, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Highlights, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Summary:
With rhyming text, this soothing bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and sleepy children home safe in their own beds. As a mother describes to her child how many species of birds nest, from pigeons on concrete ledges to owls in oak tree boles to swallows above barn doors.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 680 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781590789230
Format :
Book

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With rhyming text, this soothing bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and sleepy children home safe in their own beds. As a mother describes to her child how many species of birds nest, from pigeons on concrete ledges to owls in oak tree boles to swallows above barn doors. The soothing refrain of "you nest here with me" eases her little one and readers alike to slumber. Combining their poetic writing and their love of birding, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have written what is sure to become a bedtime classic.


Author Notes

Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1960 and a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults, and adults.

Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic. She has won numerous awards including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Do we need another good-night book? The answer is unequivocally yes when it is as imaginative and original as this one. Yolen, Stemple, and Sweet have created a bedtime book rooted in the natural order of things, here the life of birds. The text alternates between two and three lines of rhyme, providing a rhythm to the telling, but returning to end each stanza with you nest here with me, gives the young listener comfort as well as encouragement to participate in the story. Background information is given in the endpapers to identify and add general information to Sweet's gloriously illustrated birds, but throughout, her pictures capture the essence and the joy of the natural world. Beginning in the child's bedroom, where tree branches form the bedstead and birds are in windows and a sketchbook, we move outdoors to experience birds and their families on ledges, in hedges, soaring, and snuggling. Greens and blues dominate many of the pages, providing a sense of liveliness and well-being in a world that birds share with other creatures, flowers, leaves, and buildings. Informative as well as lovely, this delights the eye, mind, and heart.--Ching, Edie Copyright 2015 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Frequent mother-daughter collaborators Yolen and Stemple, whose previous books include Not All Princesses Dress in Pink, offer a gentle rhyming bedtime story that spotlights 14 birds' nesting habits and habitats. At bedtime, a human mother lulls her own "nestling" to sleep with verses that flit from bird to bird, before concluding with a reassuring refrain: "Pigeons nest on concrete ledges,/ Catbirds nest in greening hedges,/ Tiny wrens, in shoreline sedges./ You nest here with me." Caldecott Honor artist Sweet's (A River of Words) mixed-media illustrations portray familiar types of birds (pigeons, swallows, owls) alongside lesser-known killdeer, grackles, and coots, capturing their urban, seaside, wetland, or forest environs in bright swaths of watercolor paint and soft pencils. Some vocabulary (boles, tors) and observations ("Killdeer, once their eggs are laid,/ Perform a broken-wing charade") invite further investigation; concluding notes provide explanatory details ("To lure predators away from their eggs, killdeer act like easy prey by faking a broken wing") and other information about each bird. A well-crafted and informative window onto the world of winged creatures. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-As she puts her daughter to bed, a mother shares a soothing rhyme about birds that nest in places far and near. Each rhymed triplet is followed by the repeated assurance: "But you nest here with me." Sweet's watercolor and gouache landscapes reveal adult birds watching over nestlings. Coots hide in cozy cattail reeds; terns wheel above cliffs; plovers explore sandy shores. Each vista includes many details for viewers to ponder. Older listeners (or adult readers) can find additional information about the featured birds in two pages of authors' notes, which encourage prospective bird watchers. However, the book probably will be read most often as a comforting prelude to sleep. VERDICT A worthwhile purchase for collections that need new selections for bedtime sharing.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University Library, Mankato (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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