Song For Papa Crow

Author & Illustrator: Marit Menzin
Publisher: Schiffer Books
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4131-1
Pages: 32
Price: $16.99

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Little Crow wishes he sounded more like the other birds. Their chirps and songs are so pretty. No one will stay with Little Crow when he begins to caw, and only Papa Crow enjoys his child’s song.

One day Mockingbird visits, showing off his ability to mimic the other birds. Little Crow begs Mockingbird to let him in on the secret, and soon he chirps pretty tunes that the others enjoy hearing. But when a hawk threatens Little Crow, he must rely on his own voice to alert Papa Crow to his predicament.

Honoring unique differences can be difficult, especially when they are perceived by others in an unflattering way. But Little Crow learns he is special just as he is, and must embrace the song he despises so much. Paired with colorful collage illustrations, Song For Papa Crow is complemented by fun facts about North American birds and their sounds.

Reviewer: Alice Berger