This warm, reassuring bedtime story has an all-embracing theme that helps children to understand that they are part of a much larger creation. More importantly, that everything in that creation is interrelated and safe.
A rhyming story it begins with "Snuggled in bed, You're all safe and warm, Like a bird in a nest in a tree. The dog curls up At your feet with a sigh, And sleeps with his head On your knee."
Immediately, young ones are reminded of how safe they are. From there we move to a mother cat who made a nest in a pile of clothes, and a hen who made a nest in the hay. Eventually, carrying the theme in broader and broader perspective, we see boats who come home to a nest in the harbor, and even to "The vastness of space, that mysterious place, Is a nest for the sun and the stars."
We close with a reminder that we are all here "in the nest of creation."