STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

A Nest is Noisy Sets the Tone

At Wrapped in Foil blog we are featuring the gorgeous new children’s picture book, A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long.

 

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Excerpt:

A nest is noisy.
It is a nursery of chirp-chirping…
buzzing…
squeaking…
peep-peeping…
bubbling babies.

These babies aren’t just chicks, like the hummingbirds on the cover, but also baby insects, alligators, frogs and even orangutans. Learn all about all the different animals that make nests and what they are like.

The team of Aston and Long have already written and illustrated several award-winning books, including An Egg is Quiet, A Butterfly Is Patient, A Seed is Sleepy, and A Rock is Lively. Because this book follows a similar format, some people might dismiss it with, “Oh, I’ve seen that.” Passing it over would be a mistake, however, because even though it is part of a series with a predictable format, it is still gorgeous and rises heads above many other nonfiction picture books out there.

See the rest of the review at Wrapped in Foil (with a link to a teacher’s guide) and see related activities for children inspired by the book at Growing with Science.

 

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Author: Roberta

Trained as a scientist, I blog about science and nature at Growing With Science, and about children's books at Wrapped in Foil.

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