Format Read: eGalley
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Blurb from goodreads:
Find out what listening is really worth as Sage makes music from the sounds of the earth. Banging away on her drum, Sage can really make a racket! Stopping to listen to the world around her, Sage learns that music surrounds her in the simplest of sounds. This sensory exploration teaches the value of listening and inspires and awareness of the beautiful music nature creates.
The cover of this book immediately caught my eye. I love to see and hear children playing music and even make noise. Look at that face, how happy she looks as she bangs on her drum. What a great message to give children.
The book starts with Sage playing on her drum then she stops and listens to her surroundings. Sage finds music in her environment and incorporates it into her own music. The book does a nice job of encouraging children both to listen and to make music.The artwork is bright and cheerful but not obnoxiously so and there are lots of motion words to catch a toddlers attention and encourage them to move. It's a lively, thoughtful story about music, listening and paying attention. Young kids will enjoy the artwork and the words while adults will appreciate the message.