Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publication date: July 28th, 2012
Author: Marit Menzin
Genre: Children's fiction
Little Crow loves to sing, and Papa Crow loves his song. But when Little Crow shares his crow songs with the other birds at the big old tree, they laugh and scatter. Maybe the Amazing Mockingbird can teach him to sing songs with the finches, flycatchers, and cardinals and help him make some friends. But Little Crow should be careful what he wishes for... Using Mockingbird's tip, Little Crow quickly becomes the most popular bird on the block. But, in a moment of danger, he learns that singing someone else's song can have terrible consequences and that his own voice and his father's love is of the greatest value. Paired with colorful collage illustrations, this inspirational story is complemented by fun facts about North American birds and their sounds.
This book was excellent. When I was a child, I remember liking this one particular story written about crows and when I had a chance to read this book, I didn't want to miss it.
Song for papa crow by Marit Menzin is about little crow who wishes it could sing beautifully like all the song birds. No matter how hard it tries, the other birds laugh at him. His papa is the only one who convinces him that he is a good singer and encourages him to sing further more.
Once his papa crow gets them tickets to Mockingbird's show, he feels so happy. He gets an idea about asking Mocking bird to help him out with his singing.
After too much pestering, Mocking bird agrees to his request. With his new voice, now little crow becomes a hero to other birds. There is a great twist to the story here. The little crow lands himself in trouble. As Papa crow doesn't recognize his own son's voice, he is not able to save him. Finally, when he regains his old voice, he is saved by the entire group of crows. This was very thoughtful.
Overall, the moral of the story is well said by the author. All the children below 8 years will love this book especially for the spectacular illustrations and the fascinating tale about this little crow. This story is also a must read by all teenagers and adults because it teaches about friendship, jealousy and love. The fun facts about some of the famous birds found in North America are add-on.
Disclaimer I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.