A brand new band has been formed by a group of canine pals. They’ve got singers and a few cool instruments including a tambourine, a saxophone, drums and guitars. They even have a fun name, Dog Band. It looks like the band is ready to go, except for one small problem… they can’t decide which type of music to play. To overcome this obstacle, they visit all their friends and get a few ideas. Dog Band meets with all sorts of animal buddies and are given a wild assortment of musical types to ponder. The musically-inclined animals also introduce Dog Band to a nifty assortment of instruments and give little demos of the suggested musical genres.
Exuberant and bold, Dog Band is a terrific book for young ones who love either music or animals.The illustrations are adventurous and expressive, bringing to life the diverse potpourri of animals and their realistic instruments. Gwyneth the saddle-shoe-wearing guinea pig has to be the most adorable illustrated rodent ever conceived! Not so much about a plot or an adventure, Dog Band is more about possibility and wonder. Fueling the imagination, there is so much to learn in this ambitious and colorful story. From out-of-the ordinary names to unfamiliar music styles, parents will have their hands full answering questions from inquisitive little minds. Quirky and smart, Dog Band is a modern children’s book that really stands out!
-- Nicky Flowers, April 16, 2021 for the Indies Today Book Reviews ... read the original review HERE!
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