Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nest; Jorey Hurley

Nest; Jorey Hurley (author/illustrator)
Simon & Schuster - 2014

What a perfect book to welcome the return of the robins after our long, cold winter.  In Nest, author and illustrator Jorey Hurley, has created a lovely book that outlines the year of a robin family, beginning with the parents, a nest and their egg.  After the egg hatches a tiny, hungry baby bird is born, the parents feed it, teach it to fly and to fend for itself.  As the seasons change, the illustrations beautifully reflect their changes. The baby bird then comes full circle one year later returning to the area, finding a mate and building their own nest, repeating the life cycle.

There is only one word on each page, but that is all that is really needed engage a young child and talk about what the birds are doing as you turn each page. The illustrations are crisp, and beautiful. A truly amazing debut book that will please young children and adults alike, as they follow the journey of the robin and the change of the seasons. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  1. What beautiful illustrations. I love books that have no words or only one or two words.

  2. I was immediately grabbed by the illustrations. So colorful. I love the one word thing too. Young children get such a kick out of books like this.

  3. Love it and a great time of year to pick this one up.
    Are you the one who wrote about Baby Bear? Got it from the library and I love it! Gage likes it, but I love :)

  4. Thanks for your review. The pictures are stunning!

  5. Wonderful! Just bought two - for Hazel, and the soon-to-be-born Campbell. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  6. Love it! Want it! Need it! For my classroom and beyond. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sounds wonderful. I'll have to keep this one in mind for gifts.


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