Peep awakes one morning to the sound of a beautiful tune. Who is singing this wonderful song and where is it coming from? He searches and finally discovers the Dawn Chorus, a gathering of birds singing to greet the new day.
Peep understandably wants to join the Dawn Chorus, but he needs to audition. He tries and tries to get to the early morning audition on time, but he just can’t wake up early enough. Will he ever be able to share his song with the others? Little does Peep know, he’s just about to meet someone very special who will show him just how enchanting nightingales can be . . .
The Dawn Chorus
This truly gorgeous picture book by debut author/illustrator Suzanne Barton shares the lovely story of a super cute nightingale who discovers that his song is meant to be shared at the end of the day. The illustrations are a combination of collage, drawing and painting, and the colour palette and patterns are just beautiful. I love the swirls of colour throughout the story too!
This is a heartfelt story, beautifully illustrated by exciting new author-illustrator Suzanne Barton. I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne and looking at her beautiful illustrations at a Bloomsbury Publishing Event a few weeks ago, and her passion for illustration and for children’s picture books shone through!
Suzanne originally studied Psychology at University, but she later undertook a BA in Illustration and an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. Her influences include Japanese prints and illustrators she remembers from her childhood, and with a love of patterns and prints, Suzanne can often be found searching through vintage paper shops for inspiration!
A perfect bedtime story for little ones, The Dawn Chorus will captivate parents and children alike, I can’t wait to see (and read!) Suzanne’s next project!
Paperback: 32 pages, Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (12 Feb. 2015), ISBN-10: 1408839229, ISBN-13: 978-1408839225