Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Baby Wren meets a series of other animals doing amazing things. She meets a Kingfisher who swoops down and catches a fish, Ring Tail Cats who climb and do cartwheels, Sunfish who like to dive and swim, and many more animals. Each animal is doing something extraordinary and Baby Wren wonders why she can't do those things too. But each time she asks, no one answers. The breeze rustles, the monarchs keep playing in the milkweed and the glittering river runs on.
Finally at the end of the day, the sun sets and makes the entire canyon turn a beautiful hue of pink. Baby Wren sits very still and very quiet and she realizes that what she saw couldn't fit inside of her, so she created a beautiful song!
I loved this book! When I requested to review it, I didn't imagine that it would be such a beautiful book. It is fairly large in size, with a hardcover and a dust jacket. It would be perfect for bedtime stories or just quiet reading time. It is recommended for children ages 4-8 but I think it appeals to children of a younger age as well.
The illustrations are beautiful and the story itself is almost like poetry. It seems to have a rhythm about it, with some repetitive phrases. It is such a sweet story, which I think has a great lesson to it. Baby Wren wants so badly to be like everyone else, but she doesn't realize she is so special herself. She finally learns this at the end of the book.
I rate this book as 5 stars. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”