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Children's Fiction Music

Tallulah Plays the Tuba

by (author) Tiffany Stone

illustrated by Sandy Nichols

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Category
Music, Humorous Stories, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781773213071
    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    List Price
    $21.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7

Description

Tallulah is tiny, but the TUBA is not!
Tallulah isn’t big, but the instrument she dreams of playing sure is. Try as she might, tiny Tallulah keeps coming up short on how she can play the tuba in her school band. But with some perseverance and a lot of creativity, Tallulah hatches a plan that she hopes will turn her musical dream into reality.
Children will laugh along with this fun and engaging story featuring a diverse protagonist who takes matters into her own hands to solve a problem.

About the authors

Tiffany Stone is a children’s poet and the author of two collections of rhyming poetry: Floyd the Flamingo and his Flock of Friends and Baad Animals. She has had poems published in children’s magazines, including Chirp, and is a contributing poet to And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Her poetry picture book, Rainbow Shoes, was a finalist for the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and three children.

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DENNIS LEE is Toronto’s first Poet Laureate, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the author of timeless children’s collections such as Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, Jelly Belly, Bubblegum Delicious and The Ice Cream Store. He has received many honours, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for his body of work, and is also an acclaimed poet for adults. His poetry is anthologized and read around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

“Stone and Nichols’ charming picture book emphasizes tenacity for children who know their goals but are repeatedly told they are too much or not enough to achieve them . . . With a lesson for both kids and adults about surmounting obstacles, this appealing story is great for sharing.” 

Booklist, 10/15/19

“Will be a preschool and primary reader pleaser.”

Books for Kids, 03/05/20

“Children transitioning from easy readers may find this a happy match . . . Tuneful.” 

Kirkus Reviews, 07/14/19

“A great conversation starter for families reading this picture book.” 

CM Reviews, 09/06/19

“The illustrations are . . . perky and quirky . . . This book will be appreciated by a wide and eclectic audience . . . A resonant picture book treat with a worthy heroine that is recommended for wide purchase.” 

School Library Journal, 01/10/20

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