Written by Laurence Anholt
Illustrated by Jim Coplestone
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Two Nests by Laurence AnholtThis 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.
'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.'
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