Drummer Boy of John John

By Booklist

“Shoush-shap shukka-shac. . . boom bam boom bam tom ping tom pang.” This title’s thumping sounds and rhythms will have even young preschoolers joining in the drumming action in this true story of a young boy who finds music in the junkyard. . . . Lessac’s dynamic gouache and collage artwork in tropical colors accompanies the vibrant text. A final note with a photo fills in the biography of Winston “Spree” Simon, who pioneered the development of the steel drum. Great for sharing in the classroom, kids will want to read this many times over.