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The Best Nest Content

Written and illustrated by Luke Western


Enjoy a delightful rhyming story taking young readers on a journey, introducing the world of our wonderful  British garden birds and their unique nests, exploring the diversity of nature and the importance of individuality.


Follow along as the birds of the gardens of green boast about their nests, each claiming theirs to be the best, only to be gently guided by the wisdom of Bullfinch. 


From a whispered twitter to a full-fledged chorus, the birds' antics unfold in a poetic story across 48 engaging pages.


Whether enjoyed independently by children aged 5+ or shared with a grown-up for younger readers, The Best Nest Contest promises educational fun, with colourful illustrations bringing this enchanting story to life.


It started with a twitter, 

barely a sound, 

but grew to a chorus, 

all around. 


"My nest is best", 

they sang in turn, 

but Bullfinch knows,

they've much to learn.


‘This colourful and quirky children’s book is a wonderful introduction to British birds, and their nesting habits. A lovely story woven around some real facts about nesting habits… young children should love it!’ - Barn Owl Trust


The Best Nest Contest