THE NEST THAT WREN BUILT, by Randi Sonenshine, Illustrated by Anne Hunter, Candlewick Press


Gorgeous Illustrations; Informative, Whimsy

Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young.

This is the bark, snippets of twine,
spidery rootlets, and needles of pine
that shape the nest that Wren built.

In the rhyming style of “The House That Jack Built,” this poem about the care and specificity that Carolina wrens put into building a nest is at once tender and true to life. Papa and Mama Wren gather treasures of the forest, from soft moss for a lining to snakeskin for warding off predators. Randi Sonenshine’s lilting stanzas, woven with accurate and unexpected details about Carolina wrens, and Anne Hunter’s gentle, inviting illustrations reveal the mysterious lives of these birds and impart an appreciation for the wonder of the life cycles around us. Back matter includes a glossary and additional interesting facts about wrens.

Out March 2020

32 Pages

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review

I absolutely adore this book. The information on its pages illustrated beautifully to help the story along is such a collectible piece of literature. I will add this to my collection not just for the illustrations but for the educational value, style of writing and concept.

Simply beautiful.

I gave it:

Five star rating – shiny golden stars

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