Music Is… – Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Amy Martin

51os6ix09pl Music Is… – Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Amy Martin, Little Simon, (9781481477024), 2016  

Format: Board Book

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  3

Genre: Picture book

What did you like about the book?     This is a book of opposites that introduces toddlers to all styles of music.  The brightly colored collage-style illustrations depicting people of various ages and ethnicities perfectly complement the text.  The author is not afraid to use less familiar words such as lo-fi and hi-fi, a cappela and instrumental, acoustic and electric.  The final page gives definitions of some of these “Music Terms.”  Musical families will enjoy this one.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book? This is one for little musicians and music lovers.  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Board Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 10/30/16             

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