Randi Sonenshine is a middle-school literacy coach and writer. This is her first picture book. She lives in northwest Georgia with her family. Anne Hunter has written and illustrated many picture books, including Possum and the Summer Storm, Cricket Song, and Possum's Harvest Moon. Originally from South Florida, she now lives in Vermont with her family.
A familiar cumulative rhyme pattern here describes the activities
of a pair of wrens from nest construction through incubation and
hatching of eggs to the fledging of their offspring. Nesting birds
are a popular picture-book subject, but this appreciative account
stands out both for its descriptive language and its evocative
illustrations...All in all, a delightfully readable and informative
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
This absolutely delightful rhyming bird book, patterned on the
poem 'The House That Jack Built, ' is fun to read aloud and
incredibly detailed in both words and pictures. With perfect back
matter on wrens and their nests, it's a winner all around. Hurrah
for the wrens!
--Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon, You Nest Here with Me, and An Egret's Day This is an excellent informational picture book to read to kindergarten or first grade classes as a delightful, accessible introduction to the nest-building behavior of birds.
--School Library Journal