By: Deborah Diesen
Illustrated by: Howard Gray
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: August 2020
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: September 9, 2020
The sweet songs of birds - who doesn't enjoy the music of our feathered friends? In Sing Some More!, author Deborah Diesen takes the harmonies of birds to a whole new level.
Four adorable, and very energetic birds are the central characters in this charming children's story. All very different - a cardinal, a bluejay, a robin, and a sparrow - they share a common love, the love of singing. As soon as the sun comes up, these four friends start up with a song, and they go all day long!
We begin our day ahead of dawn
Before a hint of light.
As the sun begins to show itself
We sing with all our might.
As the morning turns into afternoon, the bird friends are still quite busy singing their songs. They perch on a tree branch directly above a family enjoying a picnic. As they sing, the squirrels that were in the tree scuttle down the trunk and dash through the picnic festivities. Havoc ensues but the birds continue their song.
Sing Some More! is a fantastic book that will appeal to all animal lovers. As a bird lover myself (I have several very tame pet birds, one of whom is singing to me while I write this), I grabbed this book from the review stack as soon as I saw it. The rhyming story flows well and the illustrations of the four feathered friends are fabulous. Kudos to both the author and illustrator for creating a delightful book that will no doubt find its way onto many favorite bedtime story lists.
Quill says: Sing Some More! is a high-energy, silly, and fun book with gorgeous illustrations that will put a smile on every bird lover's face who is lucky enough to get their hands on a copy of this book.