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.
|Contributor(s)||Sally Lloyd-Jones , Jen Corace|
|About the Contributor(s)||Sally Lloyd-Jones
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at http://www.sallylloyd-jones.com.
Jen Corace is an artist and freelance illustrator who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. Originally from the suburbs of southern New Jersey, she eventually made her way to the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in illustration. Jen has illustrated many bestselling children’s books including Little Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink, Hansel and Gretel, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and Telephone.
|Publish Date||Apr 5, 2016|
- Review by Monica
This charming hardcover book is full of sweet and colorful illustrations and beautiful affirming words. Baby Wren is in awe of the beauty of creation around and each creature invites the tiny bird to join in what they are best at but none of those things is what Baby Wren is best at. It is through this journey that Baby Wren embarks upon that leads to discovering her own special gift.
Comparison is a dangerous game that many of us play even at a very young tender age. What a beautiful way to appreciate the beauty and nature of each created being and then seek to discover what is unique about ourselves rather than wishing to be like another.
Baby Wren and the Great Gift would make a lovely gift for the sweet little people in your life! The cover says it is perfect for ages 4-8 but I think even younger children would appreciate the beauty of this sweet story. I'm giving my copy as a baby gift this week and hope it is enjoyed many times by the sweet girls in their family!
I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. (Posted on 4/17/2016)
- Review by Penny
“Baby Wren and the Great Gift” was written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jen Corace. It is a children’s book that tells how everyone…even the tiniest bird ...has a purpose on this great earth.
I would recommend this for early readers or for those reading to young children.
(Posted on 4/14/2016)
- Review by April
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Baby Wren and the Great Gift is a hardcover book with a dust jacket. Both the hardcover and the dust jacket feature the illustration shown in the cover image.
As baby wren goes throughout the day, she encounters several other animals doing wonderful things...wonderful things that she cannot do. She begins to wonder what she can do that is great, and at the end of the book discovers her great gift. As with any book by Sally Lloyd-Jones, it is beautifully written and inspiring to read.
The adorable illustrations are very well done and are the perfect addition to a great story. Baby Wren and the Great Gift really is a fantastic book.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 4/6/2016)
- Review by PENNY
I received this book in exchange for a fair review. (Posted on 4/4/2016)
- Review by Living a Fit and Full Life
- Review by Jalynn
A beautiful story of a sweet precious soul trying to find her way in this big, beautiful world!
This book is geared for ages 4-8. It is the perfect read aloud book and has dynamic, colorful illustrations that are phenomenal to look at and will keep children engaged. This is a sweet story that will enlighten children for years to come.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 3/12/2016)