|ISBN13: 9780310733898 ZonderKidz|
My thoughts: Charming! Sweet! Baby Wren is so very lovable!
As beloved author Sally Lloyd-Jones tells Baby Wren's story we turn the pages on creature after creature that has a wonderful gift. And there is the repeated phrase, "and the glittering river ran on" that gives constancy and majesty to the whole.
Baby Wren begins life in a nest set in the crevice of a canyon. There is largeness and majesty all around tiny Baby Wren and she sees all the gifts of creation around her.
She wants a gift, too, but she is not a Kingfisher, she is not a Monarch butterfly nor a ring-tailed cat. She is just a tiny Wren. She wonders why she is not as they are....
"But no one answered,The text has a lovely lyrical rhythm to it and can be beautifully read aloud or to oneself.
Monarchs played in the milkweed.
A breeze rustled in the switch grass.
And the glittering river ran on."
The illustrations by Jen Corace are beautiful and rendered in pencil and watercolors that capture the essence of Spring in the canyons. Lovely!
The message in the book will be easily understood and is one that all need to learn and take to heart - we all have a gift, a majestic gift, a wonderful gift that we can and should share with our Creator God.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the BookLook Blogger Review program on behalf of ZonderKidz and the author. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated.