I'll keep this review short and sweet, much like the book just minus the GORGEOUS illustrations. For those that remember the song, you're in for a treat. For those just being introduced to its simple beauty, be prepared to be amazed. The timeless lyrics of singing your song, being true to who you are, speak to generation after generation breaking through any barricade one could think to put in its way.
The story adds a visual element to the whole kit and kaboodle as we watch a young birdie attempt his first flight. His siblings each tweet and fly in turn but when he's on the launching pad, he finds himself song-less (stage fright...catches the best of us off guard) thereby unable to take flight...until a young boy comes along, with a guitar, a smile and a few well sung words of wisdom. How do I know they were well sung? Because...I heard them with my heart as did our little feathered friend and you know how uplifting something like that can be. ^_^
In conclusion, a simple storybook that is truly anything but simple. It carries a message good for all ages regardless of background, race, monetary achievements or lack there of and speaks to the soul with it's inspiring tune. You can't make it through the book without a smile on your face as well as your heart...or at least I couldn't...and for that reminder alone, that each of us is perfect in our own way, I am grateful for the read as well as the chance to share it with all of you. So, SING. SING your song and by all means, make it loud enough and strong enough to be heard round the world because YOU ARE SPECIAL, you are someone to be counted, you are just what the world is looking for so go out and make your mark.
Until next time...happy reading!