BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Nic plays with his orchestra at school. In fact, he has a solo - all his friends are proud and he does a great job! But, his trip home is anything but easy - when you carry a big double bass on public transportation, things get a bit crowded - but it's all worth it for the great surprise when he gets home!
I always love picture books about kids musical experiences and this one is terrific! It's almost like Nic's music inspires the generations - his friends and his grandpa's. Full of vibrant musical illustrations with lots of textual onomatopoeia - I could almost hear him play.