Two Nests (Hardcover)

Two Nests By Laurence Anholt, Jim Coplestone (Illustrator) Cover Image

Two Nests (Hardcover)

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This is a gentle story about family separation with a happy ending. Betty and Paul are two little birds who build a nest together in a cherry tree. Betty lays an egg and out pops Baby Bird. Everyone is happy and all the other animals come to see the baby. But the nest is small, Betty and Paul squabble, and they decide that Paul should live in a different nest across the other side of the tree. Now there are two nests in the cherry tree. But Betty and Paul both love Baby Bird, and soon he is able to fly over the cherry tree, visiting his Two Nests. "You had a home, Now you have two, Four little words, dear, We BOTH love you."

LAURENCE ANHOLT has created over 200 books for children, published in over 30 languages. His Anholt's Artists series includes Camille and the Sunflowers, Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonard and the Flying Boy, Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, Matisse, King of Colour and Cezanne and the Apple Boy. He has collaborated on numerous picture books with his wife, artist Catherine Anholt, including the Chimp and Zee series, also published by Frances Lincoln. Laurence has won numerous awards, including the Nestle Smarties Gold Award on two occasions. He lives in Devon.Jim Coplestone is an artist, illustrator and sculptor who has illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books. His first collaboration with Laurence Anholt was Seven for a Secret, praised for its sensitive treatment of the relationship with a grandparent, and bereavement. Since then he has illustrated Animals Aboard and The No-No Bird with Andrew Fusek Peters, and A Walk in the Wild Woods with Lis Jones. He lives in Charmouth, Devon.
Product Details ISBN: 9781847803238
ISBN-10: 1847803237
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: August 27th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English

'A perceptive and understanding book, born out of personal experience and a reassuring way to explain a difficult situation to very young children. The delicate illustrations are sheer delight.'



'A perceptive and understanding book, born out of personal experience and a reassuring way to explain a difficult situation to very young children. The delicate illustrations are sheer delight.'

'Gentle, sensitive. a bouncy rhyme and bright, expressive illustrations keep the mood light.'

`This book not only deals with an important issue in an understanding and perceptive way, it's also a jolly good read. . . One of the best, and funniest, I have seen dealing with this subject.'

This is a strong, easily understood story, with lovable characters who make plain the sadness while emphasising the positive aspects of two homes.

ÿ'This whimsical picture book offers a sensitive approach to separation with a loving message and a happy ending.'

'Tenderly told in rhyme, this tale about parental separation takes a difficult subject and presents it sensitively for a very young audience reassuring children that no matter where they live, both parents love them and it's their parents not they who are responsible for the split.'

ÿ` This is a really clever idea.'

'This sensitive and friendly story will strengthen and reassure any child faced with such changes in their life.ÿ Good that it's here'

`This will be a reassuring book for young children experiencing family break-up, and enjoyable and enlightening for those lucky enough not to have been through this trauma.'



This is a strong, easily understood story, with lovable characters who make plain the sadness while emphasising the positive aspects of two homes.



‘This book not only deals with an important issue in an understanding and perceptive way, it's also a jolly good read. . . One of the best, and funniest, I have seen dealing with this subject.’