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The Nest That Wren Built

Cover: 'The Nest That Wren Built'

Staff Review: "The Nest That Wren Built" by Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter


In imitation of the classic poem “The House That Jack Built” this book’s text begins: “These are the twigs, dried in the sun,/that papa collected one by one/to cradle the nest that Wren built.” The rhythmic tone continues in the text while on each page a different natural scene unfolds. More and more elements are added to the nest—even a snakeskin and rabbit’s fur—and the parent wrens watch over their growing brood. The endnotes include a glossary and Wren facts. This is a perfect book for young naturalists that attracts children and adults alike with its soft-toned illustrations and bright green end papers.

Audience: children | Genre: fiction

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