by Jorey Hurley
children's book 2014finished 4/21/14
Oh, this is wonderful. It is the perfect book for very young children.
The first page
The robins have such love in their eyes for one another as they begin their life together.
And on the next two pages, the daddy robin looks out for any danger, while his mate sits on the nest, looking perfectly contented.
The book goes on in this way with one word, and a picture that spills over both pages. Life continues for the little family through the summer and autumn and winter. It is not without danger, in the forms of a cat and an owl, but with those vigilant parents watching over their baby, the reader knows no harm will be done. There is no better message for a young toddler than to know he or she is completely loved and utterly safe.
When spring comes again it is the end of the book, and a new beginning for the young robin, and so the circle of life goes on.
Nest is a little masterpiece for the very young. I've given Hazel Nina a copy, and have one for Campbell Walker when he comes into the world.