Every once in a while you get to meet a book that is so sweet. The Song for Everyone is one such picture book. A sweet story of hope, of loss, and of a community coming together. Let me tell you all about this sweet book today as I review it for Raincoast Books. Affiliate links will be used.
The Details for The Song for Everyone
Over the course of 40 pages, Lucy Morris tells the story of The Song of Everyone. This is her first picture book though she has been an artist for several years. 3-5-year-olds will be delighted to see how a song lifts the hearts of all who hear it. They will want to know how to help when the song ends.
This Bloomsbury Children’s book comes in hardcover or kindle formats. Lucy Morris uses her artist abilities to skillfully weave together prose and illustrations into a simple, yet wonderful story.
I received an advanced readers copy for this review.
What do you get?
Beautiful illustrations that perfectly fit the telling of a sweet story. Light, airy, floral themes dance across the pages. It’s like seeing music dance on the wind. A music that no one knows where it comes from, but it lift’s the spirit and draws individuals (including a cat) into community.
With a font that is easy on the eyes, and perfect for reading with one or more children. The text wasn’t lyrical, but suited the story being told. A quiet poor village rather down on itself in isolation… yet a song changed the picture for everyone.
The hope all felt, the joy, and the connection to others was a delight to see. And then the music stopped….. could a solution be found?
You’ll have to read the book yourself to find out. 🙂
Should It go on your bookshelves?
The Song for Everyone is such a sweet story. I thoroughly enjoyed this read even though I’m well beyond the picture book stage. Sweet, touching, with growth and community.
It’s lovely all on its own but would be a touching addition to a music study, or a unit study on how the arts are important to us. Lucy Morris has done a splendid job of illustrating her music-filled tale.