Mama Built a Little Nest

Mama Built a Little Nest

Illustrated by: Steve Jenkins
For Ages: 4 - 8
  • 11
A delightful exploration of the incredibly variety of nests birds build for their babies, illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree.

Mama built a little nest
inside a sturdy trunk.
She used her beak to tap-tap-tap
the perfect place to bunk.

There are so many different kinds of birds—and those birds build so many different kinds of nests to keep their babies cozy. With playful, bouncy rhyme, Jennifer Ward explores nests large and small, silky and cottony, muddy and twiggy—and all the birds that call them home!
  • Beach Lane Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442421165 | 
  • March 2014 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® AD860L
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About the Author

Jennifer Ward
Photograph by K. Volk

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward has written numerous award-winning picture books, including Mama Built a Little Nest and Mama Dug a Little Den, both illustrated by Steve Jenkins. A former elementary educator, Jennifer Ward is an experienced public speaker who travels the country, speaking in schools and at international and national writer and literacy conferences. She lives with her family in Edwardsville, Illinois. Visit her at JenniferWardBooks.com.

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