|Too much stuff!|
Author: Gravett, Emily
Magpies Meg and Ash want their nest to be the best, and to have everything their chicks will need when they hatch, so they add everything from cuckoo clocks to mops and socks.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2021 While waiting for their four eggs to hatch, two magpies take turns guarding the eggs and flying off to gather an absurd assemblage of stuff for their chicks’ potential use. Soon the nest is piled high with treasures including tiny socks, cuckoo clocks, a trash bin, four bicycles, and one last, ill-advised addition: a car. The bough breaks. The eggs, the nest, and the accumulated objects fall. Forest creatures run to the rescue, hauling away the items and finding creative uses for them. Beneath all that “useless stuff,” the horrified magpies are happy to find their newly hatched, perfect chicks. The front and back endpapers feature a fictional magazine’s inventive, amusing, and absurd advertisements for products, as well as illustrated promotions for using local libraries and presenting the four Rs of recycling. Created with pencil and watercolors, the exuberant artwork amplifies the story’s wit and the impact of its message. With its rhymed-verse text and its encouragement for giving away unneeded stuff, this picture book is a natural read-aloud choice for Earth Day or recycling units. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.