The Best Nest

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Beginner Books, 1968 - Juvenile Fiction - 63 pages
9 Reviews
Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop, " "Fox in Socks, " and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By, " by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo, " by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.

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User Review  - heidi.donner - LibraryThing

This book was about two birds that were in search for a new home. Every new place they found was not the one for them and they ended up returning to their old nest. This would be a good book to show students the concept of "there is no place like home". Read full review

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User Review  - LaurenVormack - LibraryThing

I liked this book for three reasons. First, I liked how the author used repetition throughout the book. Mr. and Mrs. Bird repeated their song, “I love my house. I love my nest. In all the world my ... Read full review

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About the author (1968)

P. D. Eastman was one of the stars of the Beginner Books line with beloved classics like Are You My Mother?; Go, Dog. Go!; The Best Nest; and more!


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