A Horn is Born

A Horn is Born

4.5 (6 ratings by Goodreads)
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"It's a welcome addition to not just picture books about music, but those encouraging flexibility, adaptive thinking, and approaches to reinventing one's life purpose. Very, very highly recommended as a standout picture book story."--D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"I can't think of a better way to introduce a young reader to the magic of music and tempt them to discover, like Old Shoehorn, where their musical talents may lie. The story is beautifully told, and the illustrations bring life to everything imagined." -- Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of musicians in a backstage room, Shoehorn has nothing to do but slide stocking feet into shoes and life is dull. But he knows he is destined for something greater-something that will rival the group's trio of bullies: Trumpet, Trombone, and Flute. Shoehorn takes their bullying in stride and refuses to let those blowhards dent his pride. He waits patiently for his big break until one day, with a twist of fate, Shoehorn saves the day and shines brighter than the best-in-the-band.

" . . . an excellent teaching tool for introducing different instruments to children. The theme of bullying is also well represented, as it shows to young readers how looking down on others is not only unacceptable: it shows that there may come a time when that bullied individual is needed to help save the day" -- Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 210 x 273 x 6mm | 381g
  • English
  • 1950169391
  • 9781950169399

Review quote

"I can't think of a better way to introduce a young reader to the magic of music and tempt them to discover, like Old Shoehorn, where their musical talents may lie. The story is beautifully told, and the illustrations bring life to everything imagined." -- Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

" . . . an excellent teaching tool for introducing different instruments to children. The theme of bullying is also well represented, as it shows to young readers how looking down on others is not only unacceptable: it shows that there may come a time when that bullied individual is needed to help save the day" -- Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite

"Despite not knowing how he will become what he wants to be and despite being teased in ways that could be discouraging, he maintains a positive mindset and a determined spirit that he will go on to be something greater than a shoehorn. Such an outlook is a powerful takeaway for children of all ages . . ." Kathy Golden for Readers' Favorite
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6 ratings
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