A summer parade, a drummer parade, a magical bucket-and-bowl serenade!
What begins with one boy’s beat on a kettle soon spreads to pots and pans and cartons and cans all across the neighborhood. When everyone joins in, together they create the catchy, driving tempo of a bright, hot DRUM CITY!
Get ready to make some noise with this upbeat, lyrical, and diverse picture book!
About Vanessa Newton
VANESSA NEWTON trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and later the School of Visual Arts. She worked as a medical illustrator and phlebotomist before turning her sights to children's books. She is the illustrator of the Ruby and the Booker Boys series published by Scholastic and the author/illustrator of Let Freedom Sing, published by Blue Apple Books.
Review, Booklist, June, 2010: “A great choice for an active storytime."
Review, Kids lit. Menesha Library.org, June 24, 2010: "Purely infectious!"
Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2010: "This one begs to be read aloud in a music or city-sounds storytime. But be forewarned—anything even remotely drum-like will not be safe for the rest of the day."
FINALIST 2011 Connecticut Book Award
Drum City by Thea Guidone; illustrations by Vanessa Newton