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The nest that wren built

Author: Randi Sonenshine; Anne Hunter
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the rhyming style of "The House That Jack Built," this poem about the care and specificity that Carolina wrens put into building a nest is at once tender and true to life. Papa and Mama Wren gather treasures of the forest, from soft moss for a lining to snakeskin for warding off predators. Randi Sonenshine's lilting stanzas, woven with accurate and unexpected details about Carolina wrens, and Anne Hunter's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Fiction
Juvenile works
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randi Sonenshine; Anne Hunter
ISBN: 1536201537 9781536201536
OCLC Number: 1109433817
Notes: Includes glossary and wren facts.
Target Audience: 4-8 years.; Preschool-Grade 3.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Randi Sonenshine ; illustrated by Anne Hunter.

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"In the rhyming style of "The House That Jack Built," this poem about the care and specificity that Carolina wrens put into building a nest is at once tender and true to life. Papa and Mama Wren gather treasures of the forest, from soft moss for a lining to snakeskin for warding off predators. Randi Sonenshine's lilting stanzas, woven with accurate and unexpected details about Carolina wrens, and Anne Hunter's gentle, inviting illustrations reveal the mysterious lives of these birds and impart an appreciation for the wonder of the life cycles around us. Back matter includes a glossary and additional interesting facts about wrens. Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young."--

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Creating a home is hard work for animals too.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2020-09-03) Very Good Permalink

This story if Carolina Wrens building a next is a retooling of the classic Nursery Rhyme "The House that Jack Built."  The charming illustrations, engaging rhyme and interesting scientific detail make this story very engaging.  Young naturalists will enjoy hearing about the decorative piece...
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