by Tamara Ellis Smith, illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi - £6.99 Barefoot Books Ltd (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781782857426 | ISBN 10: 1782857427
Can you hear the music all around you?
In this touching picture book, Ivan finds healing and hope in nature’s music and beauty while experiencing the early stages of his parents’ separation. When he realizes that birds sing their enchanting songs both here at his mom’s house and there at his dad’s house, Ivan takes his first step toward finding the freedom and joy to sing along, whether he’s here or there.
This tale of personal growth will provide a much-needed mirror for children in times of change — and an important reminder for all that there’s beauty everywhere you look.
Recommended for readers aged 3 to 7 years.
(Price & availability last checked: April 2019)
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