A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." ~ Author Unknown

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Best Nest

The Best NestSome of my favorite books as a kid were written by Dr. Seuss and his friends.  P.D. Eastman, author of The Best Nest, was one of Dr. Seuss' friends during WWII when they made informational war cartoons together for the soldiers. Several of P.D. Eastman's books are long forgotten, now, but they are some of the cutest books around.  The Best Nest was the book I brought my grandmother to read to me the most as a child.  Random House has recently released The Best Nest and Go, Dog. Go! in Kindle Edition.  (Check back Wednesday for the review of Go, Dog. Go!)   However, The Best Nest can also be purchased in hardcover edition.

In The Best Nest, Mrs. Bird decides that she hates her old house; she's simply tired of it! She and Mr. Bird fly off to find another, only to run into multiple problems.  The last problem leaves Mr. and Mrs. Bird separated, and Mr. Bird is afraid that he will never see his wife again.  But never fear! Mrs. Bird has learned something very important, and she will be back to share the lesson--and a surprise--with her husband.

The Best Nest contains a strong message about contentment and what really makes a home the best.  Children who read this book will love the humorous pictures that trace Mr. and Mrs. Bird's hunt and discovery.  The language is simple and will stimulate beginning readers to read alone, although smaller children will enjoy it as a lap-read.

What did you find that you could be more content about after reading The Best Nest?

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