The Dawn Chorus by Suzanne Barton


 The illustrations in this book are a combination of collage, drawing and painting. It is so visually engaging that I can’t see any child not enjoying this book. 

This is a story of Peep who wants nothing more than be part of the Dawn Chorus. He wants to be part of a group who sings ever so sweetly. However he can never quite make it for the audition no matter how much he tries. At the end, it’s revealed that Peep is a Nightingale. He finds a special friend to sing their own sweet melodies.  

Most of us can relate to Peep – trying hard to be another person. We know how exhausting that could be. It is only when we meet special people who let us be ourselves that we shine. It’s a great story for children to know that it’s absolutely fine to be different, and that it’s important to give challenges a shot. 

This is one endearing and lovely story to share with little ones. 


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