________________ CM . . . . Volume XXI Number 5. . . .October 3, 2014

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Music is for Everyone.

Jill Barber. Art by Sydney Smith.
Halifax, NS: Nimbus, 2014.
32 pp., hardcover & pdf, $19.95 (hc.).
ISBN 978-1-77108-150-4 (hc.). ISBN 978-1-77108-151-1 (pdf).

Subject Heading:
Music-Juvenile literature.

Preschool-grade 2 / Ages 2-7.

Review by Alison Schroeder.

**** /4

   

excerpt:

We can sing a lullaby as soft as a petal,
Or shout out loud like itís heavy metal.
We can bring out the sun on a rainy day,
With some mellow beats and a little reggae.

 

Music is for Everyone is a rhyming story that rhythmically carries the reader through a wide variety of genres of music and the different ways one can be involved in creating music, whether itís singing, playing an instrument, dancing or being involved in the story telling of a singalong. This book includes a few forms of religious expression in music and crosses decades of popular musical styles. It ranges from contemporary to classical and appeals to every music loverís tastes.

internal art     Music is for Everyone is bright and vibrant and would be very attractive for young kids. The illustrations are very well done and vary from page to page to match each of the styles of the music being portrayed. The story is fun and light-hearted and would be a fun read with an audience of children.

     Music is for Everyone is bright and vibrant and would be very attractive for young kids. The illustrations are very well done and vary from page to page to match each of the styles of the music being portrayed. The story is fun and light-hearted and would be a fun read with an audience of children.

Highly Recommended.

Alison Schroeder has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and is a lover of childrenís books.

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