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Monday 14 October 2019

Review: Every Child a Song

Lyrical and poignant, this glorious celebration of children has been published for the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It reminds us that every child must be protected by the articles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and that every one of us must play a part.

Every Child A Song tells of the song that begins when every child is born — A melody the world had never heard before.

The analogy of the song explains the beautiful individuality of each child and the right for each song to be nurtured, cherished and heard. It also reveals the power that poverty, war and hate have to drown out that song, and the need for every person to raise their voice in harmony, to ensure the right of every song to sing out loud, bold and unafraid.

Nicola Davies' prose is powerful and heartfelt, and perfectly in tune with Marc Martin's uplifting and vibrant illustrations. Martin's pencil and watercolour illustrations fill each page with life and joy; with resolute hope and colour on even the darkest page.

Part lullaby, part anthem, this important picture book is a timely reminder of the precious and fragile beauty of each new life. Highly recommended for every home and classroom.

Title: Every Child a Song
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Marc Martin
Publisher: Hachette, $26.99
Publication Date: August 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781526361417
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book