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The Nesting Quilt (Hardcover)
Maya is a going to be a big sister! Family and friends are getting ready for the new baby. Nana says they are nesting, just like the birds they love to watch. But what can Maya do? With help from a little bird, a kind Nana, and scraps of cloth, Maya creates the perfect gift just in time for the new baby.
The Nesting Quilt depicts a loving, multi-generational multi-ethnic extended family and serves as either a new-birth or an adoption title, with strong appeal to grandparents, quilters and birders. The back matter includes instructions for making a child's first quilt.
About the Author
Cathryn Falwell is the award-winning author/illustrator of more than 25 picture books for children, which have received such recognition as Bank Street College’s Best Books of the Year list, the Children’s Literature Choice Award, a Sesame Street Recommended Book, Parents Guide Children’s Media Award, NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts, a Texas 2x2 Book, and the Maine Lupine Honor Award. She is best known for her books that celebrate diversity, creativity, and nature, including Feast for 10, Turtle Splash, and Rainbow Stew. She lives in Maine, where she creates quilts and collages.
The impending arrival of a new baby has Maya reflecting that she and her family are nesting, “just like the birds.”
This delightful book ends with clear instructions for any reader who might want to make a quilt, too, with an adult’s help.
A charming, heartwarming story tailor-made for alleviating anxieties about becoming a big sister. (Picture book. 4-7)