The Perfect Nest (Hardcover)

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By Catherine Friend, John Manders (Illustrator)
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It’s the perfect read-aloud! A flustered cat is on the verge of crying fowl in a farmyard story that will crack kids up.

Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It’s bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up ("¡Caramba!"), but so do a duck ("Sacré bleu!") and a goose ("Great balls of fire!"). Feathers get ruffled — and Jack gets much more than breakfast — in a funny tale rich in detail with a sweet final twist.

About the Author

Catherine Friend is the author of the acclaimed memoir HIT BY A FARM: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BARN, as well as two Brand New Readers. She says she once had a duck and a chicken on her farm in southeastern Minnesota who insisted on sharing a nest. The author likes spending time at home, which is, for her,"the perfect nest."

John Manders has illustrated many children’s books, including HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, two dogs, and a parrot that is fond of building nests out of cardboard (but has never laid an egg).

Praise For…

Perfect fine-feathered fun.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Laugh-out-loud funny.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763624309
ISBN-10: 0763624306
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: February 13th, 2007
Pages: 40
Language: English