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Annie and Snowball and the cozy nest

Annie and Snowball and the cozy nest

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:  Sucie Stevenson 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2009   ISBN: 978-1416939436

It is spring and Annie is happy because so many good things are happening. Her cousin Henry is having his birthday celebration, her flowers are blooming, and someone is building a nest in the climbing roses on her front porch. Sitting very quietly on the porch swing, Annie waits to see who is building the nest.

Finally, Annie's patience is rewarded and she sees that a robin is building the nest. She invites Henry to see the nest, and everyone in her family is excited about the robin and her lovely little nest.

In this delightful Annie and Snowball story, Cynthia Rylant celebrates the simple joys of spring. Children who have never had the opportunity to see a bird build a nest will enjoy seeing how rewarding it is to watch the magic of spring unfold in front of ones eyes.