Baby Wren and the Great Gift
by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jen Corace
A sweet, thoughtful book about a baby wren alone in the canyon who learns of her talent and its importance in her world.
Written as a poem, with repetition for the young ones, the baby wren wonders why he couldn’t dive like the kingfisher, or why he couldn’t do cartwheels like a ring-tailed cat, or why he couldn’t swim like the sunfish. But she soon learns that when she quietly watched the canyon turn pink for a very long time,
…what she saw couldn’t fit inside her
it bumped into her heart
it dazzled in her eyes
…until with all her tiny might
And so she learns that her song is wonderful and bigger than the whole canyon!