Book Falls Flat
By Wynton Maralis, Illustrated by Paul Rogers
Candlewick Press, $15.99, 32 pages
Catchy text layout and simple, yet attractive, illustrations are the positive attributes to this picture book, that blends musical instrument sounds with the everyday noises around us. However, the rhyming feels forced and the tempo uncertain in the wording. Perhaps this is a book that each reader makes his own and with repeated readings, delivers a favorite tune but this reader couldn’t make it happen.
Reviewed by Lisa Ard