You Nest Here with Me (2015) by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
This precious poetry book is one that I fell in love with immediately. The soothing and rhythmic rhymes are perfectly complemented by the endearing collage and mixed media style of Melissa Sweet. Different birds and their nests are introduced, and the mother reassures her daughter through the repeating refrain of "You nest here with me."
There is also a wonderfully detailed Author's Note at the end that includes facts and identifying silhouettes, feathers, and eggs for each of the birds featured in the poem, as well as hints about some of the additional birds hidden throughout the artwork. This is a fabulous poem of a lullaby for any lover of birds, nature, and children.
"Science meets wonder in this deeply satisfying collaboration between poets and artist."
- The Horn Book Magazine, Mar/Apr 2015
You can check out this week's Poetry Friday Roundup over at Reading to the Core.