Each Little Bird That Sings
Deborah Wiles has created a unique, funny, and utterly real cast of characters in this heartfelt, and quintessentially Southern coming-of-age novel. Comfort will charm young readers with her wit, her warmth, and her struggles as she learns about life, loss, and ultimately, triumph.
When 94-year-old Aunt Florentine dies, Comfort dreads seeing her horrid little cousin Peach arrive (especially after he puked on Declaration, Comfort's best friend, at the last family funeral). In the meantime, she is comforted by her loving dog, Dismay, as she and Declaration come to a parting of the ways. Comfort also finds solace in writing a (usually unpublished) newspaper column called "Life Notices"--much more fascinating than the usual Death Notices the paper runs.
This book has a gentle beginning, full of quirky Southern characters and names, that makes for a pleasurable read. However, it didn't fully grab me until a little more than halfway through. Comfort and company experience a thrilling and terrible disaster in Chapter 20. From that point on until I (reluctantly) closed the book at the ending, I literally could not quit reading.
By turns hilarious, sorrowful, joyful, and always life-affirming, I predict EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS will now haunt me forever. Highly recommended.
Each Little Bird That Sings is a heartwarming story about a girl and her cousin and Aunt. Her mom and dad work at funerals. This is also a book filled with sorrow, so you may not want to read it if you don't like sad books, but otherwise, fairly good book!!
i just reread the Each Little Bird that Sings for the second time and I loved even more then the first time. The story tells about a gil named comfort and her family. The live at a funeral home. comfort is always having an adventure, whether she's saving herself and her unruly cousin peach from a flood or having a picnic on Listening Rock withe Decleration. i think this was an awsome book and I really recomend it!
This is a beautifully written story about a young girl who lives with her family in a funeral home. It is a story about how death is not something to fear or be afraid of because everyone who passes away leaves something behind that stays with us. It is a story about love, friendship, and family. I would recommend this to anyone grade 3 and up. It was funny, sad, interesting and disturbing all at once.