Sounds – Kate Wilson

 Sounds – Kate Wilson, Flowerpot Press, (9781486716494), 2019

Format: Board Book

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

Genre: Picture Book

What did you like about the book? The sounds of a marching band fill the board book pages with color, textures and sounds.  Each double page spread features an instrument and the player’s hands along with onomatopoeic text.  There is a trumpet “Pah-pa-ra!”, clarinet “Hummm-hum-hummm!”, cymbals “Clang! Clang! Clang!”, tuba “Oom-pah!”, along with drums, saxophone, flute, and xylophone.  The final double page spread features the players marching in a parade as spectators look on. Each page features die cuts that add texture. This is a nice little introduction to the instruments of a marching band.

Anything you didn’t like about it?   No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a good choice for sharing with little ones who enjoy music and bands.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and elementary school 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: 11/1/19          


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