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Tuesday 1 July 2014

Review: The Dawn Chorus

Peep wakes to the sound of a beautiful tune. Who is singing this wonderful song? He searches and finally discovers the Dawn Chorus, a gathering of birds singing to greet the new day.

Peep wants to join the Dawn Chorus, but he needs to audition. He tries and tries to get to the early morning audition on time, but he just can’t wake up early enough. Will Peep ever be able to share his song with the others?

This gorgeous picture book by debut author/illustrator Suzanne Barton shares a sweet story about a cute little nightingale who discovers that his song is meant to be shared at the end of the day. The illustrations are a combination of collage, drawing and painting and the colours and patterns are just beautiful. I love the textured cover, the colour palette used, and the way the song is portrayed with swirls of colour throughout the story.

A perfect bedtime story for little ones, The Dawn Chorus will charm parents and children with the gentle story and delightful illustrations.

Title: The Dawn Chorus
Author/Illustrator: Suzanne Barton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 June 2014
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781408839218
For ages: 3-6 years
Type: Picture Book