Friday, March 20, 2015

You Nest Here with Me - poetry for the natural scientist


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.

12 comments:

  1. I reviewed this one too! I so loved it from the moment I picked it up off the shelf...but how can you not love Jane and Heidi!

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    1. Absolutely, Joyce! Plus the Melissa Sweet illustrations just make this so, so precious.

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  2. I've seen this reviewed, and it's on my wish list, Katie. It looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It's definitely a "buy" for me too. Amazing!

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  3. I've got to get my hands on this one!

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  4. I love the fusion of science and verse. Joyce Sidman captures that beautifully, and it looks like Yolen and Stemple did something beautiful here. Great choice this week! :)

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    1. Thanks, Myra! This is definitely one I want to buy as a gift for a few friends, for sure.

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  5. I love rhyming books and I do like it talks about different types of birds, and not just "BIRD".

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    1. Then you will definitely need this book!

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  6. The pictures are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing at #amyscircleshare hop

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! It's an incredible book, and the illustrations are a big plus.

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