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Two Nests

Written by Laurence Anholt

Illustrated by Jim Coplestone

Two Nests Synopsis

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.

Two Nests Press Reviews

'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. '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.' ` This is a really clever idea.' 'This sensitive and friendly story will strengthen and reassure any child faced with such changes in their life. 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.' '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.' 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.'

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847804969
Publication date: 5th September 2013
Author: Laurence Anholt
Illustrator: Jim Coplestone
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Laurence Anholt

Jim Coplestone studied Graphic Illustration at Exeter College of Art and completed an MA in Theatre Design. His rapport with children has led him to work as a primary school teacher, arts workshop leader and home-tutor and this is apparent in his lively ink pictures. He lives in Symondsbury, Dorset. Jim's books for Frances Lincoln are Noah's Bed, Animals Aboard, Seven for a Secret, A Walk in the Wild Woods and The No-No Bird. Laurence Anholt is part of a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different ...

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