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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #88

16 Sep

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Trombone ShortyTrombone Shorty by Troy Andrews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you’ve been meaning to read this book but have been putting it off, get a copy now because it’ll be a book you’ll want to recommend to others.

This is the story of a boy in New Orleans whose life was filled with music. Having found an instrument too big for him but something that was his, he practiced and practiced. He formed a band with the neighborhood kids and ended up playing onstage with a music legend. His story will inspire.

Great author and illustrator notes.

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5 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #88

  1. Linda Baie

    September 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I’ve read it, and agree, it is one that is so inspiring. To learn that he practiced so much, improved and went on to such fame is a grand story. Thanks, Earl.

     
  2. Jane Whittingham

    September 16, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Picture book biographies are the best. We are always encouraging children to follow their dreams, but I think it’s important to also remind children that following their dreams often means making sacrifices, putting in hard work and being patient – dreams sometimes take a long time and a lot of effort to come true, but it can all be worth it all in the end.

     
  3. trkravtin

    September 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Uber LIKE! So glad you liked it, too, Earl. Thanks for the great post and review.

     
  4. Kellee @ Unleashing Readers

    September 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I want to read it! And a 4 out of 5 stars from Earl means I really need to!

     

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