Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Baby Wren and the Great Gift- A whimsical picture book for spring days

There's something special about discovering a favorite author; finding a kindred spirit in a writer that translates into knowing that each book that they have authored will be a treasure in your personal library. Sally Lloyd-Jones is one such children's book author, in my opinion. I bought her Jesus Storybook Bible as an Easter gift for my oldest son when he was just a baby and now that said bible is barely holding on by a thread (and a lots of tape!) after countless readings and a lot of use by three little boys. The Jesus Storybook Bible is so well loved in my house, I have given it as gifts to everyone I possibly can! After falling in love with Sally's writing thru her wonderful children's bible, I have kept a keen eye out for any more of her books to add to my bookshelves. We love the Song of the Stars at Christmas time and Poor Doreen is a humorous read for my boys, as well as their Mama!

I was so excited to hear that Sally had a new book coming out this Spring and snatched it up as soon as it was possibly available! Baby Wren and the Great Gift is an adorable and uplifting picture book to share with your kids during this beautiful spring days-maybe sitting on a quilt under a nice shady tree? ;) Whether you read this book with your children in the most picturesque of settings or on a couch surrounded by ever growing piles of clean laundry, (this is a much clearer picture of the reality of story time at our house) this book with capture your children's attention with it's whimsical illustrations and get into their hearts with it's inspiring message. 

Sweet and fragile Baby Wren lives in a tiny nest in a canyon. She has hunger to explore the world beyond her tiny home and proceeds to meet many impressive and talented animals on her adventure. They all invite her to take part in their world and ways and she finds she can't. Disheartened by this, Baby wren wonders, "What can I do?" She realizes she can be a witness to the wonderfulness of the world around her and she can express her thankfulness for it- through song! 

I have always loved children's books, long after that was the genre for my age range. A beautifully illustrated picture book with an engaging story that is able to pull in the attention and still my ever moving little boys is very hard for me to put back on the store shelf. Sally Lloyd-Jones is a masterful storyteller and I will supply my children with as
 many of her titles as I can find!

  I received this book in exchange for my honest review thanks to Book Look Bloggers.

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