Music Time

By School Library Journal

Henry loves playing his drums loudly like a rock star, but his mom has work to do and would really prefer some quiet. So Henry takes his old drum to play outside, where his friends are jumping rope. Soon everyone is having a great time playing freeze dance together. Later that evening, Henry’s mom finishes her work and invites Henry to join her in silly dancing until bedtime. This emergent reader is broken up into three short chapters with high frequency words and familiar vocabulary. The illustrations depict a variety of diverse kids with cheery faces. The story concludes with instructions for readers to make their own drum. VERDICT This is a joyous ode to unplugged entertainment and everyday life. Recommended for libraries looking for additional beginning-to-read books.

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