Sometimes we find what we’re looking for in the most unexpected places—for Wren, this means a little corner of quiet.
Wren just wants a bit of peace and quiet. What he gets is the noisiest baby sister you could ever imagine! But when Wren runs away to the country, he discovers that maybe peace and quiet isn’t all he needs…
With bright, modern illustrations from rising star Sophie Beer (Love Makes a Family and Kindness Makes Us Strong) and a powerfully simple story, any child (and any parent!) who’s ever had to deal with a noisy sibling will love Wren.
“Wren is an exceptionally strong debut, with an emphasis on narrative that will appeal to fans of Julia Donaldson. Katrina Lehman’s fluid, rhythmic prose rolls off the tongue, and there are some great beats in the tale that make for a dynamic read-aloud session—including an affecting twist at the end. Illustrator Sophie Beer depicts family chaos at its most beautiful. Her style is gloriously colorful, bustling with lots of visual details to enrich the world of the story…Suitable for ages two and up, Wren is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for stories about families or new siblings. This book is also an excellent way to talk about the importance of giving family members space from each other.”
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‘If you have a new baby in your house and an unhappy sibling or two, then this is the perfect book for your family. The illustrations are bright and full of the most hilarious details that will resonate with all children who need a little more space to themselves.’
‘The illustrations by Sophie Beer for this warm-hearted family story are vivacious and vibrant, filled with life and love. They perfectly depict the chaos of a big family with so much colour and movement. This is a big-hearted story about families and siblings that is perfect to read to children aged 3+.’
‘The vibrant and engaging story make this a wonderful book for children aged 3-6, and a great choice for anyone bringing a new baby into their family.’
My Child Magazine
‘This is a thought-provoking book about the difference between having what we want and wanting what we have. It offers lots of scope for talking about the annoying things in life and their place. It is accompanied by bold, bright illustrations with the noises shown ribboning over the pages so that the reader is vividly part of Wren’s world.’
Julia Wills, Carousel