Wren's Nest

A Picture Book

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Pub Date Mar 12 2024 | Archive Date Mar 12 2024

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Wren’s Nest is an intergenerational picture book about love, birds, and new life from author Heidi Stemple and illustrator Eugenia Nobati.
When Wren was born, Grandpa put a wren box just outside the window of her tiny room. When she was a baby, the wrens sang her to sleep. Each spring, Wren and Grandpa watched the birds bringing sticks and grasses to the box and listened when the babies squealed for their dinner.
When Wren’s family moves to the city, she misses birdwatching in the meadow. Their new home has an extra bedroom, but the only birds she can see are pigeons. Lots of pigeons. But when Wren and her grandpa discover a phoebe nest in the rafters above their porch, they get a front-row seat to the miracle of new life—both in nature and in their own home.
With ecological backmatter about what to do if you find a bird’s nest and other birdwatching resources, this gorgeously illustrated picture book explores the sweet relationship between grandfather and granddaughter, as well as the anticipation of a new arrival.
Wren’s Nest is an intergenerational picture book about love, birds, and new life from author Heidi Stemple and illustrator Eugenia Nobati.
When Wren was born, Grandpa put a wren box just outside...

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When Wren was born her grandfather built and hung a wren house outside her window. As she grew, Wren watched the birds build nest, lay eggs and eventually fly away. Wren’s grandfather gave her binoculars and they started birding together. Then her parents moved. Wren watched the phoebe nest in the porch rafters. The day after the phoebe’s fledged, Wren’s sister Phoebe is born.

What a lovely story about bird watching and a relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter. I loved how the book ended with ways to bird watch and how to become a certified nest watcher. Can’t wait to get this one and share with others!!

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I read this story with my two daughters and they LOVED it! They loved how the story helps gently introduce a new family member, through a sweet story of the change that birth brings! Through watching the baby birds grow & change, she was able to accept change in her own life, like moving into a new house & getting a baby sister! My girls giggled in delight when they named the baby after the Phoebe bird. Great story! Both kids gave it a 5⭐️

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A darling book about a young girl, her grandpa, and their shared love of birds. When Wren has to move from her house to another, she doesn't get to see the variety of birds she saw at her old house. Soon though, she finds a nest on her porch with bird eggs inside.

A charming story of adjusting to change, family, and of course, birds!

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I love this little tale of kids and change. It is a gentle way to show that change is hard but often easier than you expect. It's great for any kid who is moving to a new house, having a new sibling, or other changes in life. It would open up a good conversation about change how how it makes them feel. The emotional connection is strong with this book. Illustrations were beautiful. Highly recommend.

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I thought the illustrations of this book were captivating. Wren is a young girl with a love of birds. She was very attached to the birds that nest near her home. She had to move away and felt lost and alone without her old house and the birds she loved so much. She soon finds a reason to fall in love with her new home. This book uses a bird's cycle of life to symbolize change and growth. My daughter is 8 years old but she enjoyed reading this book and loved all the illustrations of the birds. She loved all the informational parts about birds as well.

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