Baby Wren and the Great Gift is the latest book by the much loved Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of our family favourite, The Jesus Storybook Bible. We just love Lloyd-Jones around here! We read from her Bible storybook daily, and have also greatly appreciated her children’s devotional, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, and more recently her Christmas board book, Song of the Stars. So of course, I was itching to get my hands on a copy of her latest work, Baby Wren and the Great Gift! It did not disappoint!

Baby Wren and the Great Gift came to our home at the perfect time — spring has finally sprung in our neck of the woods, and all of our bird friends who left us for the winter season can now be seen visiting again in our backyard. Some have even been making nests in our very own tree! We’re more than a little bit excited about that around here!

It is a lovely picture book featuring a nestling spreading her wings for the first time and going out into the big beautiful world. It tells of her wonder and amazement as she observes some of the other creatures of God’s world doing the wonderful things He created them to do — and her desire to be like them and do those things too. The story ends {SPOILER ALERT!} with Baby Wren becoming so overcome with the beauty of the sunset so that she just can’t keep silent, and out from her heart pours a beautiful song of praise and thanksgiving to the creator for the wonder of creation. This gift of song is the wonderful thing that she was created to do!

It’s a quick read, and my girls just loved it!  It made a fabulous read aloud and would be especially enjoyable with younger children as there is very little text and many pictures. The illustrations, by Jen Corace, are simple, rich, and soft and there is a beautiful cadence and rhythm to the text which we have come to expect from Lloyd-Jones. I’m so glad to have this beautiful addition to our home library!

Baby Wren and the Great Gift

Please note: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to provide a favourable review, and all opinions expressed are my own.