Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins - ADVISABLE

Jenkins, Martin Bird Builds a Nest (A First Science Storybook), illustrated by Richard Jones.  PICTURE BOOK.  Candlewick, 2018.  $17.  9780763693466

Bird is busy building a nest to get ready for her new eggs.

The summary is simple, but Jenkins has brilliantly added science concepts to the text in creative ways to introduce gravity and force to very small readers.  I am curious how many parents would take the time to actually discuss this aspect with their child – teachers will pick up on this and use it much more avidly, I think.  The color palette for Jones’s illustrations has a retro feel – a little funky, a little dull. They have more of an autumn feel, rather than the spring feeling I would expect.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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