April 11, 2016

Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones Review + Giveaway

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We have been reading quite a few children's books relating to the topic of God's purpose for each of his creatures. Just the other day, I shared my review of Would a Worm Go on a Walk? which offered a humorous take on the subject. We've also been reading Baby Wren and the Great Gift. This particular story offers more of an emotional stance on God's perfect purpose for everyone and everything.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the 2016 ECPA Platinum Award winner, 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.

 
I am such a fan of Sally Lloyd-Jones' work. I still can't get over how emotionally driven her Song of the Stars book is, and I'm happy to say that her newest release is just as powerful. The story revolves around a baby wren and her desire to find her own purpose. As she ventures out of her nest, she comes across the most interesting creatures and cannot help but admire their extraordinary talents. The kingfisher is quite the diver, those ring-tailed cats can sure do some marvelous cartwheels, and look at that brave eagle! The baby wren is fascinated by everything she sees, but soon becomes discouraged. She wonders why she isn't so wonderful. Baby Wren initially doesn't see her gift, because the Lord doesn't immediately reveal it to her, but she will soon find out. 
 

This is a beautiful picture book for children, complete with gorgeous water color illustrations by Jen Corace. I found the text to be quite poetic:


Monarchs played in the milkweed
A breeze rustled the switch grass
And the glittering river ran on




Baby Wren and the Great Gift, offers an encouraging message to children about making their own personal discovery to reveal the gifts that God has given them. This is the perfect book to welcome in the spring season and one that will truly captivate young readers.

I'm happy to announce that I am also giving away a copy of Baby Wren and the Great Gift



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15 comments:

June S. said...

This books sound wonderful, another one that I would like to read to my grandson.

Elizabeth Turner said...

This looks awesome! Thanks!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

You're very welcome! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

It's a very sweet book. Thank you for entering, June!

June S. said...

(Forever My Little Boy book review) This sounds like a wonderful book to read to my grandson.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

It's a precious story. In my opinion, the book is geared more towards adults who get nostalgic about the children in their life growing up. There are some things that young children may not take in very well (but it all depends). I would give it a quick read first, so you can see what I mean and then decide if it is something your grandson might like. :-)

ColleenMarie said...

Looks like a great book and any young child would enjoy.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

It is a very endearing story and little ones will enjoy the colorful illustrations. :-)

Julie Waldron said...

I love the illustrations, it looks like a cute book.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

The illustrations are really beautiful! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thanks for entering!

renee said...

I love the illustrations in this book.

Laura said...

What a cute book. I would love this for my nieces!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

This is such a nice story with a beautiful message! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

They really are beautiful! :-)

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