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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Barbara Lamping connects with the child readers again with another adorable story with a beautiful message. Titled 'Why do the Birds Sing', the sees Baby Bird always going to her Grandma when she wants answers to her questions. This time Baby Bird wants to know why birds sing every morning. Grandma Bird the takes her back to the beginning of everything even before Life began and how the Maker gave sound and light to the Universe. The story tells the children about the Maker and the creation they witness around them and also makes them appreciate and be grateful to what they have.
The concept and message is uplifting and beautiful and reaches out to the readers in a delightful way through the wise words of Grandma Bird. The illustrations are colorful and bright and they give a good pace and movement to the story and bring the characters alive. It's a good bedtime story book and can be used in classrooms and school libraries for read aloud sessions. Children learn to thank the Universe for giving them the gift of a new day and also thank their Maker for their lives.
Stories with a good concept, message, or moral is ideal for children to read as it makes them understand it easily when narrated with the help of a story. Grandma Bird answers all the 'whys' of Baby Bird with expertise and experience and that helps the readers also understand many 'whys' that bother them and to which they are seeking answers.