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  • Original postcard print, with personalized notes from the author and illustrator.
  • Bookplate sticker with original artwork, signed by the illustrator.
  • Personalized inscription in the book, signed by the author.




A lush companion to The Nest That Wren Built brings to light the habits of a secretive creature with lifelike illustrations and a lyrical, informative text.

Resourceful Beaver and his family work every day to build the perfect lodge in the pond, made of branches from the shore willow and silty mud from the streambed. Secure and safe from the elements and all the forest animals who come by, the beavers sleep, play, and grow inside the lodge. But come springtime’s flood, this family of beavers will move on, leaving behind the remains of the lodge that Beaver built. Gently scientific and accessible, with soft, glowing illustrations from award-winning artist Anne Hunter, this lilting, poetic companion to The Nest That Wren Built introduces young children to the engineering feat of dam-building and the life cycle of beaver families. Budding nature lovers can explore more beaver facts, a glossary, and a list of suggested resources in the back matter.



Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young.

This is the bark, snippets of twine,
spidery rootlets, and needles of pine
that shape the nest that Wren built.

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.


Randi Sonenshine is a middle-school literacy coach and the author of the picture book The Nest That Wren Built, illustrated by Anne Hunter. She lives in northwest Georgia with her family.

Anne Hunter is the illustrator of The Nest That Wren Built by Randi Sonenshine and the author-illustrator of such picture books as Possum and the Summer Storm, Cricket Song, Possum’s Harvest Moon, and Where’s Baby?, a 2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor BookOriginally from South Florida, Anne Hunter now lives in Vermont with her family.

The Lodge That Beaver Built By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536218688
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2022

The Nest That Wren Built By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536201536
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020