Violet's music

by Johnson, Angela, 1961-

Format: Print Book ©2004.
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Summary
There's nothing Violet loves more than music, and she plays or sings every chance she gets. But where are the other kids like her-kids who think and dream music all day long? As a baby, in kindergarten, at the beach and the zoo, she never gives up looking for companions. And then one summer day...

Bright, lively, and lyrical, this is a book for kids who march to a different drummer. Violet's Music sings to us that the right friend is always out there-as long as we keep looking and hoping, and above all, staying true to ourselves.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 2. Ever since she was a baby, all Violet has wanted to do is play music. When she enters kindergarten, she notices that every kid has some activity he or she likes--painting, pasting, playing in the sandbox--but no one loves music like Violet does. Then Violet grows old enough to play guitar, and while strumming in the park, she meets other kids playing instruments; together they form a band.ohnson tells a familiar story about alienation and then relief after a child finds other like-minded souls. What's fresh here is that Violet and her friends are never portrayed as sad outsiders. With tough, spirited optimism, Violet keeps doing the thing she loves, sure she'll eventually find other kids who have also dreamed music, thought music, all day long. Repetitive phrases and plenty of onomatopoeia continue the story's cheerful energy and beat, as do the busy, paint-and-collage candy-bright illustrations showing chocolate-brown Violet making music in a bustling city. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Although Violet's love of music ostensibly forms the heart of Johnson's (When I Am Old with You) story, the rhythm and joy of a child's delight in music comes through in neither text nor art. Starting in the nursery at the hospital, where the newborn Violet is already shaking her rattle, the heroine embarks on a years-long search for "other kids like her,/ who dreamed music,/ thought music,/ all day long." But she cannot find them among the babies in the hospital, the members of her family, the children at school or the sunbathers at the beach. Only when she's grown (or nearly so, it's hard to tell) does Violet find kindred spirits at last. The ending scenes strain to make Violet's experience universal. Retracing the narrative path Violet has followed, Violet's friends say they knew they'd find one another some day, " 'Cause when we were in the nursery,/ then were two,/ and later in kindergarten/ and at the beach,/ we kept on looking/ for kids playing music too!" The perspectives and colors in Huliska-Beith's (Favorite Things) mixed-media illustrations are playful, and they incorporate tiny, humorous details that bear scrutiny, as when four star-like suns wear wristwatches marking the time "from morning till that night." However, the intensely patterned, freeform spreads can also be distracting, as when a baby in the nursery scene appears to levitate above its crib. The effect is more stream-of-consciousness than harmonious. Ages 4-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Musicians -- Fiction.
Bands (Music) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,©2004.
Contributors Huliska-Beith, Laura, 1964-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780803727403
0803727402 (alk. paper)
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