Introducing Sai the Peacock: The Unique Beak
by Estani Frizzell
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Pub Date 13 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 12 Jan 2023
Greenleaf Book Group, Greenleaf Book Group Press
Sai is a kind young peacock who lives with his royal family. He has brilliant blue tail feathers that any regal peacock would be proud of—and Sai LOVES to sing!
But his family laughs at that idea, AND at him! They say his beak is too big while making fun of his singing voice.
Saddened by their ridicule, Sai finally vows never to sing in front of anyone again! He hides himself away and doubts his dreams. Will he take their criticism to heart? Will he give up?
Estani Frizzell’s spirited and unique story shows children how just one special friend’s support can make a difference in carrying us where our talents are meant to take us.
Author Estani Frizzell, multi-faceted singer/songwriter known for an array of musical styles, has wanted to write children’s books since the birth of her daughter. With Sai Peacock—and rhythm and rhyme—she has now found the perfect way to deliver catchy hooks and melodies in a variety of sonic and lyrical tastes for children!
Illustrator LA native Sophia Frizzell creates a singular style through her work by blending elements of surrealism and the macabre. By the age of 16, she had achieved local recognition around Los Angeles with her graphite sketches and acrylic and oil paintings. Embarking on a new venture, she’s now diving into the world of children's books.
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Average rating from 26 members
This was a cute book that reminded me of “The Ugly Duckling”. Sai is a peacock who likes to sing yet the other peacocks think his beak is too big and he can’t sing. He is unsure of himself yet others believe in him. It makes him realize that it shouldn’t matter what others think and to believe in himself.
This picture book tells the story of Sai the Peacock who really wants to be a fabulous singer but is doubted by his mother and other friends. One day he meets a cricket who fully believes in him and encourages him to follow his dreams. When he finally makes it on stage to a sold out audience he sees his mom in the audience, realizing his talent. The book reminds readers of the importance of believing in yourself even if others do not give you the vote of confidence you search for. The phrase BEAK-onfident is used throughout and I love it! I think kids will enjoy this book and the fun story of a peacock, a bird that we do not often hear singing but that has so many other beautiful features. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 4-9 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
Unfortunately, we don’t always get the support we need from those closest to us and this story beautifully demonstrates that! Friendship can change a life and I loved sharing this message with my family.
This is a fun and colorful story about being different with some good play on words and some opportunities to learn some new big words for younger readers. A sweet story with a powerful lesson on differences, acceptance, and having confidence in one's self in spite of what others think of you - it is a good book to have to lead into real world discussions on these subjects.
The Unique Beak is a really wonderful story about Sai, a peacock who finds his own voice, and then finds confidence. I loved the interaction between Sai and Cricket, and the great friendship they had. The illustrations were great, really captured Sai's personality.
This is a heartwarming story that demonstrates the power of support, friendship, and forgiveness. Though Sai is ostracized by those closest to him because they feel he's different and his passion does not align with everyone else. Sai finds inclusivity in the most unexpected place. Through the push and praise of some new friends, Sai finds his voice and his confidence along the way. Great little book, nice message, and beautiful illustrations!
Sai is a peacock who loves to sing, but the other peacocks make fun of him because of his large beak and say that he needs to stop singing. One of the bullies is his own mother! Sai is very lonely, but he decides that it is best for him to just be silent. Sai still had song in his heart, so he would sing when he was alone. One day, he is discovered by Cricket, who loves Sai's voice. Cricket becomes Sai's friend and encourages him to sing. Cricket likes that Sai is different and that he has a unique sound. He encourages Sai and Sai's confidence grows. Soon Sai is singing concerts to sold out crowds and is about to embark on a world tour. Meanwhile, the other peacocks have noticed that the crickets were quiet and go searching for them. They then witness Sai singing in concert and realize that he is actually pretty amazing. They finally regret being mean to Sai. HIs mom apologizes to Sai and tells him that she is proud of him for following his dreams before his world tour begins.
Overall, I really liked this story. I liked the illustrations and the rhyming pattern. I like that Sai became his best self with the help of his friendship with Cricket. This is a perfect story to have discussions about bullying, confidence, and friendship.
In the same genre as "The Ugly Duckling" this story about being different is a story that will always need telling. The importance of surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and finding confidence in what you love is a great message.
Confidence abounds in this book about Sai the Peacock with the unusual beak.
His usual crew is so unkind and cruel because his beak is larger than typical. So he surrounds himself with other friends (the crickets!) who praise his singing abilities and love being around him!
Soon the peacocks notice something has changed-they don’t know where the crickets went.
But they went to be with Sai whose message is “Beakonfident.” What a great message to surround yourself with your cheerleaders, celebrate your strengths, and find confidence within. Kids will empathize with Sai and can think about being kind no matter what people look like.
This is a beautiful story with a lovely message. The artwork is absolutely stunning and the main character is one that will inspire. I love how the other characters in the story realize the error of their ways and apologize to Sai. Lots of great teachable moments in this one.
Introducing Sai the Peacock: The Unique Beak by Estani Frizzel is a charming children’s book about having confidence no matter how much people say mean things and hurt you.
Poor Sad the Peacock was made fun of due to his large beak. This is a great book to show children that not everyone is the same we are all unique in our own way. The book and illustrations were beautifully created.
As someone who struggles with her own self/body image this little book was a comforting read. To see people finally start talking about body positivity, write diverse characters and weave diverse stories is an amazing feeling. This book, although a children's book, tackles the most sensitive of subjects - ACCEPTANCE...
With colourful illustrations and an adorable story, the book is trying to convey the importance of being unique, being accepted and being confident. I believe the unacceptance of one's own features is a product of years of media brainwash, years of people shouting at us what's deemed attractive and what's considered abnormal and ugly. To bring about change, I believe we need to nip it in the bud and thats done by teaching our children different ideologies than the ones we were raised on.
Only then can these weird ideologies of what's normal and whats not change.
So reading these books is very important if we want to break from the shackles of weird beauty standards.
This book promotes self love and acceptance as well which I really loved because we're all different, we come in different shapes and sizes and we're all beautiful in our own ways. This topic is very close to my heart so I can go on and on about the importance of this book but I won't drag it out. Instead I want to commend the author for this book, thankyou for making me feel like I am not an anomaly, thankyou for trying to change the world one step at a time so I can walk with my head held high and my beak on full display.
I highly recommend this book.
This amazing picture book doesn't just introduce the spectacular Sai it also introduces some lessons that kids should learn early on! It is sure to teach kids not only the meaning of confidence but also how to be a good friend, how to be seen and loved, and how to embrace one's difference! I'm so excited that this book exists! The illustrations are gorgeous and the story belongs in the fables hall of fame! I hope everyone gets the chance to read this someday!
This encouraging rhyming story of a young one who is not appreciated because of being quite different. It takes one good friend to help gain confidence.
The illustrations by Sophia Frizzell are delightful, colorful, vibrant, and imaginative.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age.
I really want to get one for my local public library!
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. A positive message picture book about being yourself and doing what you love to do.
Sai the Peacock has a huge beak that makes a sound unlike the other peacocks. He was teased so he went into the forest where he meets a cricket that loves his sound. Wonderful words of friendship such as "Cricket cared about Sai's feelings, brought him up when he was down. He loved that he was different and loved his unique sound." They story is wonderful, the illustrations are fun, cute and colorful. A fabulous book. One of my new favorites.
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