To make room for their expected baby, a family is extending their little house. The bustle and noise of the builders frighten off a pair of robins. Four baby robins are left behind in the nest. 'They will all die, Jimmy, and its our fault, ' Kitty declares. So Kitty and Jimmy decide they must try to save the baby robins. The Crowded Nest by Margaret K. Wetterer is an account of real events that happened over forty years ago. However, because the story is true, it is timeless. It could have taken place just yesterday or might occur tomorrow. The story parallels a familys preparation for the coming of their new baby to the activities of a pair of robins in a tree outside their little house.