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Nest
by Jorey Hurley


Overview - In her picture book debut, artist Jorey Hurley opens our eyes to the wonders of the natural world and tells a universal story of family.

From birth, to first flight, to new friend, the first year of a bird's life is full of activity and wonder. Artist Jorey Hurley pairs vivid, crisp artwork with simple, minimal text--often just one word per spread--to create a breathtaking, peaceful chronicle of nature and life's milestones.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In her picture book debut, artist Jorey Hurley opens our eyes to the wonders of the natural world and tells a universal story of family.

From birth, to first flight, to new friend, the first year of a bird's life is full of activity and wonder. Artist Jorey Hurley pairs vivid, crisp artwork with simple, minimal text--often just one word per spread--to create a breathtaking, peaceful chronicle of nature and life's milestones.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781442489714
  • ISBN-10: 1442489715
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Birds
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - Seasons

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

Newcomer Hurley lets her bright, clean illustrations do her storytelling, limiting the text on each page to a single, evocative word. The first spread—“nest”—accompanies two robins guarding a precious blue egg. Like silk-screened images, Hurley’s digitally created artwork represents the birds and the trees they live in with flat, sharply delineated areas of color on matte pages; airy white space in the compositions duplicates the freedom in which the birds live and soar. Although the forms are stripped down, some small details are preserved, like the intricately woven twigs of the nest and the sparks of light in the birds’ eyes. “Grow” shows the robins bringing worms to their nestling amid a bower of blossoms; throughout, Hurley celebrates the changing seasons. Although it suggests itself as a bedtime book, the arc of the story is not day moving into night, and the page that says “sleep” is not the last one—with an “Awake,” the next spread shows the rising sun. Robins meet other robins and start again where they began: “Nest.” A handsome, disciplined debut. Ages 3–7. Agent: Laurie Abkemeier, DeFiore and Company. (Feb.)

 
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