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Wren's Nest: A Picture Book (Hardcover)

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By Heidi Stemple, Eugenia Nobati (Illustrator)
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A lovely picture book which introduces young children to the world of birds and baby sisters. Children learn about nests, binoculars, a variety of birds, hatching of baby birds, and the fledging of baby birds. Granddaughter Wren and her Grandpa share their love of birds and a very special relationship. The illustrations are captivating and unique, including Grandpa’s enormous moustache. The last few pages describe future steps to becoming a citizen scientist.   Ages 3 to 5.

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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.

About the Author

Heidi Stemple didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published more than thirty-five books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children. Heidi lives and writes on a big old farm in Massachusetts that she shares with one very large cat who lives inside, a dozen deer, a family of bears, three coyotes, two bobcats, a gray fox, tons of birds, and some very fat groundhogs who live outside. Once a year she calls owls for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641707527
ISBN-10: 1641707526
Publisher: Familius
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English