Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Every Child A Song” as Want to Read:
Every Child A Song
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Every Child A Song

by
3.79  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  13 reviews

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 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

...more
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published August 8th 2019 by Wren & Rook
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Every Child A Song, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Every Child A Song

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.79  · 
Rating details
 ·  38 ratings  ·  13 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Every Child A Song
Hannah Jane
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buy, easy-nonfiction
Reading the Foreword and also The Rights of the UNCRC at the end of the book are musts. Usually I'll skip a foreword completely or read it at the end if I really enjoy a book. But after I read this book I thought to myself, "holy moly, this is a super heavy topic to talk about with children. How does one explain to children what their rights are and that some kids don't have them?" That's when I read everything else in the book. I think Every Child a Song raises more questions than answers, but ...more
Carmel
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another very special read - this one focussing on the rights of the child - by one of my favourite children's author, Nicole Davies. Lyrical and heart-warming. ...more
Samu
The idea is better than execution.
Maria Martins
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every child a song is a fantastically written and illustrated book by Nicola Davies and Marc Martin. A picturebook that, though simple in its illustration and sentences, can evoke so much emotion. Comparing a child to a song is such a beautiful metaphor which really highlights children's innocence and individuality. Each song is unique and tells a different story, much like the children in a classroom.

In a sensitive and thought-provoking way, davies reminds us of the children who are victims of
...more
Kimberly
I liked it very much, but I’m not sure how much it would appeal to a child.
bet mercer
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
(more 3.5 stars)
Andréa
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
Paul Terpstra
Nice story standing up for all children across the world. They all sing a unique song, that has the right to be heard
Emily
Nice enough, though the song metaphor is a bit confusing.
Amanda Lavelle
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a parent to autistic children, the rights of children take on added significance to my family and this book does an excellent job of highlighting this.
Lian
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Love both these creators but this book was a let down for me. Too much expectation, maybe? The concept and intent is immensely admirable and important but the text felt contrived and overwritten. And not enough clarity in vocabulary for children. It’s more a book for adults (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but I’m sure much can be eked out of the content to enlighten kids on the depth and breadth of children’s rights around the world. I’m obsessed with Martin’s work but the illustrat ...more
Kylie2018
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book begins "When you were born, a song began" and continues to explain that all songs are different but equally important and that each song needs love and help to grow (shelter, protection, nourishment, etc.). As each song learns, from surroundings and other people, it establishes its own style.

It then goes on to say 'no song' should be drowned out or stolen and even amongst storms and change (insinuating refugee status) each song must be heard, because while each song is unique, it is ne
...more
Lauren Lees
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Written for the 13th anniversary of the UN convention on the rights of the child. Celebrates the uniqueness of every child and the importance of appreciating everyone's worth. ...more
Susanne
rated it liked it
Apr 04, 2020
Tiffany Partington
rated it it was amazing
May 24, 2020
Beth
rated it really liked it
Dec 19, 2020
Emma
rated it really liked it
Nov 25, 2020
Dylan Teut
rated it it was amazing
Dec 27, 2020
Danielle
rated it it was amazing
Oct 09, 2020
Alice Maton
rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2019
Frie
rated it really liked it
Dec 14, 2020
Fromwordstoworlds
rated it it was ok
Jan 19, 2020
Ester
rated it really liked it
May 03, 2020
H
rated it liked it
Oct 12, 2020
Rachel
rated it it was ok
Dec 18, 2020
Katy
rated it really liked it
Dec 03, 2020
Louis
rated it really liked it
Nov 11, 2020
Kristina Jean Lareau
rated it really liked it
Dec 28, 2020
Angela Michael
rated it really liked it
Aug 19, 2020
Sarah
rated it it was ok
Jan 12, 2021
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Mermaid Dreams
  • Old Rock (Is Not Boring)
  • Me
  • Akin
  • Rain Before Rainbows
  • The Extraordinary Gardener
  • The Undefeated
  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate
  • The Grace Year
  • The Rabbit Listened
  • Heads and Tails
  • Joy
  • The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Bad Teacher. Worse Witch.
  • The Sisters (Cormac Reilly, #0.5)
  • The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
  • Don't Wake the Beastie!
  • En Garde
  • A Very Late Story
See similar books…
104 followers
"I was very small when I saw my first dolphin," says zoologist Nicola Davies, recalling a seminal visit with her father to a dolphin show at the zoo. Enchanted at the sight of what she called the "big fish" jumping so high and swimming so fast, she determined right then that she would meet the amazing creatures again "in the wild, where they belonged." And indeed she did--as part of a pair of scie ...more

Related Articles

  Tami Charles is a former teacher and the author of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and nonfiction. As a teacher, she made...
44 likes · 65 comments