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The Sleepy Songbird: a picture book for BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Posted on: May 15, 2018

Sing Books with Emily is very much looking forward to presenting a bird themed program called BIRDS OF A FEATHER at Reston Regional Library, partnered with the wonderful storyteller/librarian Marcia Wines.  Miss Marcia selected a number of bird related picture books to include in the program and has written a few thoughts for each one.

About the program, Miss Marcia says, “Birds of a feather flock together and it is our mutual love of all creatures winged that bring Miss Emily and I to this joyful collaboration and celebration of our avian friends!”

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sleepy songbird suzanne barton
The Sleepy Songbird
By Suzanne Barton

Thoughts about THE SLEEPY SONGBIRD by Marcia Wines.

The Sleepy Songbird
By Suzanne Barton

“Faith is a bird that feels the light and sings when dawn is still dark.”

Every morning it happens.  Before the sun even thinks of beginning its morning journey across the sky, it is as if some feathered conductor, maesto, celebrated virtuoso, if you will, strikes his baton and the darkened sky erupts with song all at the same time. I have always wanted to honor that monemt by naming it. What am I hearing? I now know. I am hearing the “dawn chorus” as so beautifully expressed in  Suzannne Barton’s The Sleepy Songbird.

A little ceramic bird whistle that my sister brought me from China aptly helps me tell this tale.

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Related Posts 

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Birds of a Feather (a program about birds for young people of all ages)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/birds-of-a-feather-a-program-about-birds-for-young-people-of-all-ages/

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