Randi Sonenshine grew up exploring the magical “swamp” and woods behind her home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, developing an early sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world. This love of nature often appears in her writing and poetry.
A former high school English teacher and college reading instructor, Randi is currently a literacy specialist and instructional coach.
She lives with her husband, two sons, and a spoiled schnauzer in Northwest Georgia, and does her best writing accompanied by birdsong and a good pot of Earl Grey tea.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Children's Author, Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach
"Nesting birds are a popular picture-book subject, but this appreciative account stands out both for its descriptive language and its evocative illustrations. Those reading aloud will appreciate the regular rhythm, intriguing vocabulary, and deft turns of phrase."
-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"This absolutely delightful rhymed bird book, patterned on the poem, "The House That Jack Built," is both fun to read aloud and incredibly detailed in both words and pictures. With perfect back matter on wrens and their nests, winner all around. Hurrah for the wrens!"
-Jane Yolen, author of OWL MOON, YOU NEST HERE WITH ME, and AN EGRET'S DAY.