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Not Your Nest!

Not Your Nest!

Illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi


Not Your Nest!

About the Book

A hilarious and oh-so-honest look at the art of sharing, from New York Times bestselling author Gideon Sterer

Bird is just about to put the finishing touches on her new home when she suddenly finds that her nest is already full--of someone else. So she reluctantly builds another nest. But Fox finds this new nest quite comfy, and Brush Hog loves the view from Bird's next attempt. Soon the Acacia tree is bursting with happily nested animals of all shapes and stripes--everyone except bird!

But when Bird finally finds a way to evict her unwelcome guests, the animals realize their mistake and build a nest that's big enough for all of them. Well, almost...

Product Details

On sale: March 5, 2019
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780735228276
Reading level: Lexile: 360L

Author Bio

Gideon Sterer is the author of Skyfishing, It Began with Lemonade, and the New York Times bestseller The Christmas Owl. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Andrea Tsurumi is an illustrator, cartoonist, and the creator of Accident! She holds a English BA from Harvard and an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Andrea lives in Philadelphia.


Bill Martin Jr. / Kansas State Book Award Winner

★ "Absurd humor and frantic frustration fit Tsurumi . . . like a glove . . . [Sterer] nails how infuriating it can feel to be on the receiving end of unabashed selfishness . . . highly satisfying." —Publishers Weekly, starred review 

"Giggle-inducing." —Kirkus

"Resembling Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back (2011) in tone but with a kinder, gentler outcome." —Booklist

"An enormously amusing read-aloud choice." —School Library Journal

"Sterer’s to-the-point speech-bubble text is brought to life in the richly colored illustrations,making the most of the silly interactions; Tsurumi’s nimble, energetic lines adeptly convey the characters’ range of reactions." —The Horn Book