Joyful journey explores music

Music is for Everyone
written by Jill Barber, illustrated by Sydney Smith
$19.95, hardcover, 32 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, May 2014

Music is for EveryoneThis irresistible collaboration highlights the many ways we can make music as it explores the different types of music that exist for all to enjoy: reggae and jazz, country and folk, church choirs and operas—all of which make an appearance here.

Songstress Jill Barber and acclaimed illustrator Sydney Smith take young readers on a joyful journey that features a variety of instruments and a whole host of ways to enjoy music of every variety.

Words and images work beautifully here to convey a sense of music and movement on every page. The expressive faces in the book illustrate many different people who are actively and exuberantly participating in the process of making music or responding to it in myriad ways.
As the title proudly proclaims, music is for everyone, and this rhyming romp verbally and visually depicts the truth of that statement and the universality of the experience of music.

This book is a wonderful introduction that will undoubtedly inspire many youngsters to dance and sing to their own unique beats.

Music is for Everyone
written by Jill Barber, illustrated by Sydney Smith
$19.95, hardcover, 32 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, May 2014

 

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Lisa Doucet is the co-manager of Woozles Children’s Bookstore in Halifax. She shares her passion for children’s and young adult books as our young readers editor and book reviewer.

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