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Songs for our Sons

Written by Ruth Doyle

Illustrated by Ashling Lindsay

Part of the Songs and Dreams Series

Early Years Bedtime Stories for Children Family / Home Stories Poetry Books for Children Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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The perfect gift for any baby boy

Full of a sense of tenderness but also possibilities, Songs for our Sons contains every wish you could have for a young boy growing up today, from ‘Never change, fib or follow, just to try to fit in./Be proud, free and happy in your own, unique skill’, to ‘Keep a still place inside, that you can call home/ and know how to find it, wherever your roam.’ The text is touching, heartfelt and always uplifting, while Ashling Lindsay’s illustrations depict children playing in a range of settings, from green fields to desert cities and magic trees, bold colours and shifting perspectives making every turn of the page an adventure. Giving this and receiving it, both will be a real joy.

Andrea Reece

Songs for our Sons Synopsis

An uplifting, poetic picture book about the unique experiences and opportunities that children raised as boys will encounter in this ever-changing, conformist, highly pressurised world. A star-scattered night, a brand new baby, and all the potential in the world... dazzling possibilities await him.

A beautiful and poignant message is at the heart of this book: whatever is expected of you, you can be whoever you want to be. The companion book to Dreams for our Daughters, this is a truly stunning gift for children and parents at any key life moment, from birth to graduation.

Songs for our Sons Press Reviews

A gentle, hopeful dream for a kinder world. - Kirkus

Full of a sense of tenderness but also possibilities ... every turn of the page [is] an adventure. Giving this and receiving it, both will be a real joy. -- Andrea Reece - LoveReading4Kids

a book chock full of positive messages for boys as they grow -- Dave Rudden - Irish Independent

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448517
Publication date: 7th October 2021
Author: Ruth Doyle
Illustrator: Ashling Lindsay
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Bedtime Reading, Family / Home Stories, Poetry , Personal Social Health Economic , Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem

About Ruth Doyle

Ruth Doyle always planned to be a writer, but trained as a nurse and studied social care first in order to gain a better understanding of people of all ages and walks of life. She lives on a micro-farm in Kent with her family and an assortment of animals.

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