Official Review: The Trouble in Tune Town by Maura Pierlot

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Official Review: The Trouble in Tune Town by Maura Pierlot

Post by Cecilia_L » 30 May 2019, 23:55

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Trouble in Tune Town" by Maura Pierlot.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Oh, no! Meg has been practicing for her special concert at the Tune Town park, but now the music notes have run away. How can she make music without notes? Will Meg find them in time? Follow their journey in The Trouble in Tune Town written by Maura Pierlot and illustrated by Sophie Norsa.

This delightful story is everything a children’s book should be; it’s colorful, creative, fun to read, and beautifully illustrated. The rhyming text will entertain young readers as they learn vocabulary words related to music theory. New words are introduced in a large colored font and are also included in an informative glossary at the end of the book.

Additionally, the book reassures young readers, “If you’re having fun, then you’re playing all right.” This is such a valuable lesson in today’s performance-oriented society where even young children may feel the pressure to succeed. The book also includes themes of acceptance, self-confidence, and perseverance. Its 36 pages are edited flawlessly.

I absolutely love the beautiful watercolor illustrations, particularly the vivid hues and the attention given to the music notes. One wears a beret and cool shades while another sports a headband and the three female notes each have a different hairstyle and color. As they explore a groovy jazz club and a loud rock and roll show, they exude personality that is sure to amuse young readers.

I can't think of a thing I dislike about this fun book which has already received several awards in the U.S. and Australia. I happily rate it 4 out of 4 stars. The synopsis recommends the book to "kids of all ages," and due to its musical and artistic appeal, I agree. I also recommend it to parents, grandparents, and teachers. It's one of those special books that kids will want to be read over and over again.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 01 Jun 2019, 15:16

This sounds like a cute book! I think the message of the book is quite valuable to children and even adults. Do something that you love! Not everything has to be a competition. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by kdstrack » 01 Jun 2019, 16:58

I love this creative theme - notes that run away! What fun! The story line along with the wonderful illustrations make this an appealing book. This would make a wonderful gift. Thanks for recommending this sweet-sounding book!

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Post by Bluebird03 » 01 Jun 2019, 17:20

The three female music notes sound entertaining. And I love that the author includes lessons for children- especially to enjoy just playing (pressure to succeed will come soon enough!). Thank you for a delightful review.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 01 Jun 2019, 22:05

Stephanie Elizabeth wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 15:16
This sounds like a cute book! I think the message of the book is quite valuable to children and even adults. Do something that you love! Not everything has to be a competition. Thanks for the great review!
I agree. Thanks for your comment, Stephanie.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 01 Jun 2019, 22:06

kdstrack wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 16:58
I love this creative theme - notes that run away! What fun! The story line along with the wonderful illustrations make this an appealing book. This would make a wonderful gift. Thanks for recommending this sweet-sounding book!
It would make a wonderful gift! You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 01 Jun 2019, 22:08

Bluebird03 wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 17:20
The three female music notes sound entertaining. And I love that the author includes lessons for children- especially to enjoy just playing (pressure to succeed will come soon enough!). Thank you for a delightful review.
They are! You're welcome. I appreciate your comment.

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Post by KristyKhem » 01 Jun 2019, 22:08

What a delightful, musical storybook! Watercolor illustrations are the best style for kids' books, in my opinion. Great review, loved your summary.

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Post by Nisha Ward » 01 Jun 2019, 22:55

Aww. This sounds so cute. I hope the kids that get to read it love what's inside.
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Post by Cecilia_L » 02 Jun 2019, 05:43

KristyKhem wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 22:08
What a delightful, musical storybook! Watercolor illustrations are the best style for kids' books, in my opinion. Great review, loved your summary.
Thank you, Kristy.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 02 Jun 2019, 05:44

Nisha Ward wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 22:55
Aww. This sounds so cute. I hope the kids that get to read it love what's inside.
Thanks for stopping by, Nisha.

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Post by Rachel Lea » 02 Jun 2019, 17:57

Aww, I love this! It sounds very well-written and sweet, with a great message. I like how the book also introduces children to music theory. Thanks for your review!
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Post by Never-ending Reader » 02 Jun 2019, 21:20

I haven't read the book, but that is a very inviting review that doesn't spoil it! :)

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Post by Cecilia_L » 02 Jun 2019, 22:18

Rachel Lea wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 17:57
Aww, I love this! It sounds very well-written and sweet, with a great message. I like how the book also introduces children to music theory. Thanks for your review!
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.

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Post by Wyland » 03 Jun 2019, 07:18

I like that the book will teach children on different aspects of music, such as type of genres, or notes. I also like that it’s well edited. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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