A quirky, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale…
High energy, sharp sentences, and wit mark Macaulay’s charming picture book, a tale about a group of four friends forming a musical band. Alfie, Tubby, Ollie, and Raxl, the dog buddies, have created a band, Dog Band. With Alfie as the lead singer and guitar player, Raxl as the back-up singer, and Tubby and Ollie good at bass and drums respectively, the band is ready to go except for a small problem: they don’t know what kind of music their band should play. Readers can easily relate to the fun description of the band trying to decide on the type of music they want to play. The musical vocabulary is challenging and natural at once, and small conflicts keep readers invested in the story. Dabbed with bright, eye-popping colors, Wei Lu’s fun illustrations of various musical instruments combined with the group’s feisty interactions with other animals keep the reader turning pages fast. This fun tale that boosts love of music while inviting audience participation is a page-turner.
By Regan W. H. Macaulay (Author), Wei Lu (Illustrator)
Pub date March 23, 2021
Price $6.47 (USD) Paperback, $4.14 Kindle edition