World of Nests – A Notebook Companion™ for A Nest Is Noisy

(1 customer review)


We often think of birds’ nests when we think of nests, but many other animals also build nests, either for their eggs or just as a soft place to sleep. Introduce your kids to dozens of different animals that build nests with World of Nests.

World of Nests is a Notebook Companion™ to A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston, sold separately.

For grades K-3 | Primary dashed lines for beginning writers | 38 black & white pages | This is a digital only resource.

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*Digital Product - purchase one per household only.

World of Nests - A Notebook Companion™ for A Nest Is Noisy


Get ready to explore muddy nests, hidden nests, spiky nests, and even bubbly nests with this fun animal unit. We’ve made it easy for you to jump right in. There is no prep-work to worry about. Just grab a copy of A Nest is Noisy (sold separately) and World of Nests and work at the pace that is right for you.

A Nest is Noisy is a beautiful book full of life-like illustrations of dozens of animals and their nests. Your students will have fun drawing, sketching, and labeling illustrations of all the different animals they learn about. They’ll also learn about what animals use to build their nests, the largest and smallest kinds of nests, which animals use the nests of other animals, and much more.

What’s Included

Students will practice written narration as they answer our open-ended questions about what they are learning. They will use the book to draw and color all sorts of nests and animals. Bonus coloring pages are also included!

Students will learn about and draw animals and their nests such as the:

  • African Gray Tree Frog
  • American Alligator
  • American Flamingo
  • Army Ant
  • Bald-Faced Hornet
  • Baya Weaver
  • Bee Hummingbird
  • Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
  • Blue Jay
  • Cactus Wren
  • Cave Swiftlet
  • Dusky Scrubfowl
  • Elf Owl
  • Fox Squirrel
  • Gourami
  • Honeybee
  • Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
  • Lamprey
  • Orangutan
  • Organ-Pipe Mud Dauber
  • Ovenbird
  • Platypus
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
  • and more!

A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston

We truly love the way the beauty of nature is displayed throughout the award-winning series Family Treasure Nature Encyclopedias. Written by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long, your children in grades K-3 will surely delight in this gentle introduction to nature study. This beautiful book about nests is full of information and facts about all sorts of nests, from those of tiny bee hummingbirds to those of orangutans high in the rainforest canopy.

A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston
A Nest Is Noisy, ©2015 Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrations by Sylvia Long

Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit

A Nest Is Noisy is a required book for our Notebook Companion™ and is sold separately. A Nest Is Noisy is available at the publisher’s website or anywhere books are sold.

Beginner’s Notebook Companion™

This beginner’s notebook is a great way to introduce kids to the idea and practice of notebooking, and you can customize it as much as you wish. It’s completely flexible, allowing for use with very young children through middle elementary grades.

Other Notebook Companions™ in this Series

1 review for World of Nests – A Notebook Companion™ for A Nest Is Noisy

  1. Laura D

    I love the Notebook Companions for my older, independently-writing son, so I was waiting with baited breath for the release of Notebook Companions for younger students! As always, the books DSB selects for Notebook Companions are educational, BEAUTIFUL, and the kind you and your child will want to read and re-read. (I believe Miss Charlotte Mason would approve!) The advice to have non-writing children narrate answers is very wise and takes so much pressure off both child and parent. The oral narration experience is a wonderful way to take a moment to slow down and “be” with your younger child (instead of rushing to check off a box on a worksheet which is counter-intuitive for little learners!). Plus, having a conversation models the discussion/evaluation experience for the child. Win-win!

    My one suggestion is to add alternate prompts for the earliest notebookers, particularly those whose fine muscle control hasn’t caught up to their attentive eyes. For example, instead of “draw x, y, and z”, offer, “OR…What colors do you see in the feathers of a ruby-throated hummingbird? Color this box with the colors of the feathers!” This is actually what I am doing with my 4- and 6-year-olds. 🙂

    P.S. We keep bees. The eggs hatch in cells which are in/make up the (honey)comb. I realize calling it a “nest” is the author/publisher’s liberty, but my sons wanted you to know. 🙂 Perhaps the Notebook could remedy this with “draw some honeycomb where the bees will hatch!” 🙂

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