By Mary Murphy
Illustrated by Mary Murphy

We all have a song! We all have something to say! We all get to shout out for a brand new day!

We all have a voice and a song to sing! In this joyful, rhythmical picture book, Mary Murphy brings to life the beauty of the dawn chorus and shows that even the smallest of birds – and the littlest of readers – have a powerful voice. With stunning graphic artwork set against a rainbow of sky colour, Chirp heralds a new day and new beginnings.

  • A treat for the youngest picture book readers who will delight in the bright, high-contrast pages, the visual storytelling and the sing-along bird sounds on every page – coo coo coo, cock-a-doodle-dooo!
  • A story that gently encourages self-confidence and courage to join in – the shyness of the little blue bird at first will be relatable for little children going into new, noisy environments.
  • Mary is an established bookmaker with over 40 titles to her name, including the picture books, A Kiss Like This, Say Hello Like This and Goodnight Like This, and her board books Slow Snail, Quick Duck and Crocopotamus.

About the author

Mary Murphy, renowned for her fresh, bold artwork and warm, colourful graphics, has written and illustrated many picture books, including I Kissed the Baby, Utterly Lovely One, A Kiss Like This, Say Hello Like This! and Good Night Like This. Mary has also written two novelty titles, Crocopotamus and Picken, the picture book What I Like Most, illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang, and many Walker Baby board books, including, Quick Duck and Slow Snail. Mary lives in Dublin, Ireland. Find her online at

ISBN: 9781406391749
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 2, 2022
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 03/08/21 at 01:23:29
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