Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrations by Jen Corace

ISBN13: 9780310733898 ZonderKidz
About the book: The Baby Wren and the Great Gift, written by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jen Corace, is a celebration of all the wonderful gifts God has given us. The tiny wren marvels at the incredible creatures around her, all the while wishing she had a special gift to share. As she takes in the beauty of the world around her, she discovers a unique talent that’s been inside her all along. 

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,
Monarchs played in the milkweed.
A breeze rustled in the switch grass.
And the glittering river ran on."
The text has a lovely lyrical rhythm to it and can be beautifully read aloud or to oneself.

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.

1 comment:

  1. You had me at Sally Lloyd-Jones. :) Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week!


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