88 Instruments (Hardcover)

By Chris Barton, Louis Thomas (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780553538144, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

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Description

-The rhythmic, onomatopoeic text dances across exuberant watercolors with lots of movement. This celebration of a child's agency in choosing a means of artistic expression strikes just the right note.- --Kirkus
-A delightful offering for reading aloud, especially during music-themed storytimes.-
--School Library Journal
From New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton and new illustrator Louis Thomas comes a fun, rhythmic picture book about finding the music that is perfect for you

A boy who loves to make noise gets to pick only one instrument (at his parents urging) in a music store, but there is too much to choose from There's triangles and sousaphones There's guitars and harpsichords Bagpipes and cellos and trombones How can he find the one that is just right for him out of all those options?


About the Author

Chris Barton doesn't have a favorite instrument, but his favorite piece is Rhapsody in Blue because it has everything there is to love about music. Chris is the author of the New York Times bestselling Shark vs. Train, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld and The Day-Glo Brothers, illustrated by Tony Persiani. He lives in Austin, Texas with his family. Follow Chris on Twitter, @Bartography. Louis Thomas loves the piano and plays his everyday. One of his favorite pieces to play is Rhapsody in Blue! He graduated from Gobelins, Paris and Calarts, Los Angeles. He has worked in animation at Pixar and Cartoon Network. He now lives and works with his cat Pipo. Visit Louis at louist.blogspot.com.
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