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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

This Old Band written by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matt Loveridge is a variant on "This Old Man" song. This band plays music out west, with each cowboy playing a different instrument. Each instrument is quite unique from a jug to sticks to a comb to scootin' boots.  
The illustrations appear to be digitally created.  They are bright, lively and wild west cartoony.  They depict the different parts of the day and shadows very well.  I could really understand the character's personalities.  The book also has counting and lots of sounds going on.  It will be best used with PreK to 2nd grade.  If you're using it with either age, I'd suggest getting out the play instruments, sticks, shakers, or anything to let the kids sing and play along.

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