Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Dance of the Violin
author: Kathy Stinson
average rating: 4.25
read at: 2017/03/15
date added: 2017/03/15
'The Dance of the Violin' by Kathy Stinson with illustrations by Dušan Petričić is a read aloud story adapted from the life of famed violin player Joshua Bell.
The story starts with a young Joshua who loved making all kinds of music on all kinds of things, like cardboard tubes and bicycle bells. When his parents bought him a violin, the journey began. I love the image of a star over the young child's head representing learning the song 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.' When he gets older, he learns of a violin competition, and he has to go. He also decides to play a piece of music that his teacher cautions against. What will happen at the competition?
The illustrations are so fun in this book. The lines that come off of the violin and represent the music are really great. I liked the F.A.Q. answering questions I had about the story. It's a pretty cute story, and might inspire young musicians to pursue something they might enjoy.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest reivew. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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