Author(s): Laurence Anholt
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.
'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.' Parents in Touch 'Gentle, sensitive... a bouncy rhyme and bright, expressive illustrations keep the mood light.' Daily Mail
LAURENCE ANHOLT has been described as 'one of the most versatile writers working for children today' and was included in The Independent on Sunday Top Ten Children's Authors in Britain. He has produced more than 90 children's books which are published in dozens of languages around the world, many of them in collaboration with his wife, Catherine. His titles range from the Anholt's Artists art story books to the irrepressible Chimp and Zee. Laurence has won numerous awards, including the Nestle Smarties Gold Award on two occasions. He lives in Colyton, Devon. JIM COPLESTONE is an artist, illustrator and sculptor who has illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books. His first collaboration with Laurence Anholt was Seven for a Secret, praised for its sensitive treatment of the relationship with a grandparent, and bereavement. Since then he has illustrated Animals Aboard and The No-No Bird with Andrew Fusek Peters, and A Walk in the Wild Woods with Lis Jones. He lives in Charmouth, Devon.