How to Build a Nest: A Story of Different Family Models
When Martin and Sylvia invite their friends Griffin and Sofia over for a summer playdate, Momma suggests that the four children join her to do some "field work” by studying some nearby robin's nests. They have lots of questions about birds, nests, and how bird families work together. In the course of their study, they begin to learn about how different families function, whether they are birds or humans. There are so many ways to build a nest — and so many ways to build a home.
NOTE: This story is especially good for families who wish to explore the idea of alternative family models, including single parents, extended families, and same-sex parents.
Characters in this Story
Griffin is Martin's friend at his weekly Goose Eye Wildnerness Camp. He is in the same "Deer Mice" group as Martin, and he loves everything about the natural world.
You'll find all of the stories about Griffin in the Martin & Sylvia: Nature School Series!
Sylvia is the younger sister in the well-loved Martin & Sylvia stories. Five years old, she is known for her cleverness, her delight, and her wonderful sense of humor. She and her brother Martin create adventures and discover marvels -- whether they are at home or out exploring their town.
Martin is the delightful older brother in all of the various Martin & Sylvia Series. Known for his bright ideas, his enterprising spirit and his kind heart, this seven year old boy finds adventure at all turns, and in all seasons.
Sofia and Sylvia enjoy a home-based Nature School at Sylvia's house. Together they explore the yard, go on hikes, work in the kitchen, and make artwork together - all the while learning the ups and downs of an enduring friendship.
Find her in the Martin & Sylvia: Nature School Series!