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The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend

The Perfect Nest (2007)

by Catherine Friend

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Nice illustrations - very colorful ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
This is a humorous book that I like to incorporate in my kindergarten farm unit. A cunning cat is the main character, trying to lure a bird into "the perfect nest" to eat. This book is great for classification because of all of the farm birds in the book; the cat comes across geese, ducks, and chickens.
  ShelbiJL | May 9, 2013 |
A cat in overalls, a Mexican chicken, a French duck and a hillbilly goose. I don't know why. The cat builds a cozy nest with pillows and romantic lighting in the hopes of luring some poultry in there to lay an egg for his breakfast. I won't spoil it by saying more.

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  smetchie | Apr 2, 2013 |
This is a hysterical book about a goose, a duck and a chicken that are trying to lay the perfect egg. The pictures are beautiful and young children love the different voices. ( )
  lhoward04 | Mar 26, 2009 |
ack the cat is building the perfect nest, bound to attract the perfect chicken that will lay the perfect egg to make the perfect omelet. But Jack's plan hatches more than he expected. First a chicken, then a duck, then a goose, claims the nest, calls it perfect and refuses to leave. Cries of "FIRE!" "FLOOD!" and "WOLF" don't budge their ruffled feathers, until Jack hints the next farm over has an even better nest. Fowl free, he thinks; Jack's mouth waters in anticipation of an egg breakfast, lunch and dinner. But just as he reaches for the eggs, they hatch and immediately imprint on Jack as their father. To escape their peeping demands, he tries to hide, but the three fuzzy chicks find him and drag him back to the nest for warmth and sleep. Henpecked into a new paternal responsibility, Jack curls up with the chicks and realizes his nest is perfect. The gouache illustrations cluck with humor and details that add giggles: the face-on double spread of Jack in his bib overalls with whisk in one hand and spatula in the other; the wolf scene in which Jack wears a red riding hood; and Jack's egg-yolk eyes. Perfect fine-feathered fun. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews)
  lsigh | Dec 28, 2008 |
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To Melissa, Oliver, and Pumpkin - CF
For Floyd the Brooklyn alley-cat - JM
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Jack the cat gathered together everything he needed, then built the perfect nest - dry and cozy and just the right size.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763624306, Hardcover)

It’s the perfect read-aloud! A flustered cat is on the verge of crying fowl in a farmyard story that will crack kids up.

Jack the cat is building the perfect nest. It’s bound to attract the perfect chicken, who will lay the perfect egg, which will make the perfect omelet. And sure enough, a chicken shows up ("¡Caramba!"), but so do a duck ("Sacré bleu!") and a goose ("Great balls of fire!"). Feathers get ruffled — and Jack gets much more than breakfast — in a funny tale rich in detail with a sweet final twist.

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Jack the cat gets much more than he bargained for when he decides to build the perfect nest to attract the perfect chicken.

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