Back of Book:
Nic is an aspiring musician whose life spans two different worlds–his suburban school where he wows his friends in orchestra, and the busy city streets of his home where he’s jostled by the crowd. Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back, the symphony of his surroundings in his heart, and a sweet surprise for the reader at the end of his journey. This is a sweet, melodious picture book about how dedication, music, and family can overcome any obstacle.
I received a copy of this picture book from author Andrea J. Loney in exchange for an honest review.
This almost wordless picture book is a stunning tribute to the impact of music. Readers follow a young boy named Nic as he makes his way throughout his day using music as his guide. The end of the story shows the older generation teaching the younger generation how to appreciate music. The sparse text is rich in Onomatopoeia and feeling. The illustrations by Rudy Gutierrez are vibrant splashes of color that capture the essence of Nic and his love of playing the fiddle. This is a stunningly lyrical story that shows how music can tie the community together.
Ages 5 and up