A story about the unexpected choice to foster.

Red and Olive are about to start a family of their own. While searching for twigs for their nest, Red unexpectedly finds three baby forest animals who are lost and afraid. How will Red and Olive tackle the complexities of fostering, the biggest obstacle being how to fit the over-sized brood into their tiny nest?

Available as:

  • Hardcover 8″x10″

  • Pocket Picture Book 4″x6″

Kirkus Review

A heartwarming, inventive animal tale about making room for unexpected love…

Grimbeek’s mixed-media cartoon illustrations tell as much of the tale as her spare text, showing the solutions Red devises for the nest size problem until he, Olive, and the babies construct a perfect home. 

Stories of nontraditional families as inclusive as Red and Olive’s are still a rare find in picture books. 

You might not look the part, but fostering is all about the heart.

Belinda Grimbeek
Supporting a great cause...

A portion of the sale proceeds for RED’S NEST will go to 4KIDS

Their mission is to provide hope, healing and a home for kids in crisis. Your purchase goes towards joining foster parents and children for a short time, or a lifetime. Thank you.

The story of

Belinda Grimbeek

Writing and illustrating Picture Books has been a growing passion of Belinda’s since 2006 and she hopes that her stories will engage children with heart and humor.

Born and raised in South Africa, Belinda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and then married the love of her life. Together they sailed to the United States in 1999 which unexpectedly became a permanent migration, followed by building a business and welcoming three amazing children.

More recently Belinda and her family have replanted in North Carolina, where their new business venture is almost as interesting as the stories surfacing in the fresh mountain air.

Poetry, photography and other creative outlets allows Belinda to explore both Mainstream and Christian book markets.

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