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Every Child A Song

Nicola Davies Marc Martin



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Wren & Rook
31 March 2020
Children's & Educational; People & places (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's&YA)
When you were born, a song began...

So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children's author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and a good deal of heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Using the metaphor of song, the book opens with the arrival of a newborn and its unique 'song', then pans out to explore all the essential things that every song needs to thrive - love, protection, a home, a name, the chance to explore and learn. In the latter half of the book, the issues of child labour, exploitation and war are sensitively introduced to emphasise that we all must play our part in championing children's rights and offering support to those who need it most.

With beautiful and deeply moving watercolour illustrations by award-winning artist Marc Martin, this is a book that encourages children, and the adults in their lives, to speak up for young people all around the world, and to treat one another with compassion and kindness.
By:   Nicola Davies
Illustrated by:   Marc Martin
Imprint:   Wren & Rook
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 264mm,  Width: 248mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   184g
ISBN:   9781526361431
ISBN 10:   1526361434
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   31 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nicola Davies (Author) Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose books for children include Big Blue Whale, Just Ducks!, One Tiny Turtle and The Promise, which was declared one of the best picture books of the year by the New York Times. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats, then worked in the BBC Nature History Unit. She was one of the original presenters of The Really Wild Show. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. Visit her website at Marc Martin (Illustrator) Marc Martin is an award-winning illustrator, artist and book maker based in Melbourne, Australia. Working with watercolour, gouache and pencil, his work is a world of vivid colour, rich textures and the occasional scribble. He is the author/illustrator of A Forest, LOTS and A River, shortlisted for The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award 2017.

Reviews for Every Child A Song

International look at children's rights, exploring global issues faced by children, encouraging compassion and empathy * Pen & Inc *

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