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  • Publication date: 25/6/2018
    ISBN: 9781925322118
    Format (h x w): 230mm x 250mm HB
    Extent: 32pp
    RRP: AUD $24.99
    Rights Held: World

  • Publication date: 14/5/2019
    ISBN: 9781911344216
    Format (h x w): 230mm x 250mm HB
    Extent: 32pp
    RRP: AUD £10.99
    Rights Held: World


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 and a powerfully simple story, any child (and any parent!) who’s ever had to deal with a noisy sibling will love Wren. This debut from the new team of Katrina Lehman and Sophie Beer is sure to delight.


‘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 sessionincluding an affecting twist at the end. Illustrator Sophie Beer depicts family chaos at its most beautiful. Her style is gloriously colourful, bustling with lots of visual details to enrich the world of the story.’
—Bronte Coates, Books & Publishing

This is a big-hearted story about families and siblings that is perfect to read to children aged 3+.

—Angela Crocombe, Readings Kids

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.
—Merle Morcom, Good Reading

‘The vibrant illustrations and engaging story makes this a wonderful book for children aged 3–6, and a great choice for anyone brining a new baby into their family.’
mychild Magazine