Pepe Márquez, 1970-

Book - 2019

Every bird needs a nest! Big or small, near or far, every bird's nest is unique. And best of all, each nest is a special home for its family.

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Picture books
New York : StarBerry Books, an imprint of Kane Press 2019.
Main Author
Pepe Márquez, 1970- (author)
Other Authors
Natalia Colombo, 1971- (illustrator)
Physical Description
33 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Review by Kirkus Book Review

From Spain, a warm assurance that "every nest is as special as every bird."The words (in uncredited translation) and pictures are mostly about birds and their nests, but perceptive readers will understand that the real subject is closer to home. After filling early pages with hundreds of fuzzy-edged animal figures that look like small stuffed toys, Colombo gives Mrquez's terse observations tongue-in cheek twistsplacing nests and fancifully rendered nestlings atop a giraffe or in a crocodile's mouth to reflect the fact that they are sometimes built "in very high spots" or "in dangerous places," for instance. Some nests, he writes, "feel small," others "crowded." But even when not in the best possible spot (as, here, an empty tuna can), "for the bird family that calls it homeit's the best nest in the world." Literal-minded audiences may be more attuned to the less-elliptical approach in similarly themed titles such as Carson Ellis' Home (2015) or Cynthia Rylant and Wendy Anderson Halperin's Let's Go Home (2002), but the illustrator's puckish sense of humor and the narrative's understated cadences combine to give this import an engagingly intimate tone.Sweet, funny, subtle. (Picture book. 6-8) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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