Friday, October 5, 2012

Bedtime Story: Crow Call

Synopsis: "This is the story of young Liz, her father, and their strained relationship. Dad has been away at WWII for longer than she can remember, and they begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly."

My Review: I bought this book on a complete whim without even looking at the synopsis. I got it at Toys R Us where they have autographed books, I thought it would be nice to have a few to start Munchkin's own collection. Boy am I glad I bought this book! It is a true story about the author's own life as a child, and oddly enough also seems to tell a little about my own life and memories. A great and touching story about a father reconnecting with his daughter after being away in WWII for so long. I loved the story and the illustrations, probably one of the best children's books I have read in a while since it not only tells a story for kids but also sparks memories for the adult reading it (I still have some of my dad's plaid shirts).  
My Rating: I absolutely loved Crow Call and can't wait to read it to Munchkin when he gets older and can understand it himself, right now it just serves as a way to hear my voice and soothe him.  I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag! Even if you don't have kids of your own, you might just want to add this one to your collection!      
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!


  1. Wow! This seems like such a deep book for a kid. But I like those kinds of books. It helps us grow when we're young, learn to understand life better. :)

    1. Kids might not catch on to the deeper meaning right away but will appreciate it later on (hopefully). I loved it!