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by Maura Pierlot, Sophie Norsa (Illustrator)
Children’s picture book, hardback (32 pp)
Published by Little Steps (August 2017)
Many parents encourage their children to learn a musical instrument. Maura Pierlot’s own children started music lessons at an early age, but never really enjoyed practising their instruments, often becoming frustrated when they couldn’t play the right notes.
Maura thought learning a song should focus less on playing the notes correctly and more on experiencing and enjoying the music. This was the inspiration for The Trouble in Tune Town, Maura’s first picture book, and its heartfelt message: If you’re having fun, then you’re playing all right.
In The Trouble in Tune Town, Meg is Tune Town’s best music performer, but she’s having trouble rehearsing. So much trouble, in fact, that the notes have run right off the sheet!
Can Meg find the notes in time for her big concert? Or are they closer to home than she thought?
A colourful book for music–loving–and–learning kids of all ages.
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Customers who bought this book said…
A delightful and clever story that will inspire any young musician. Such joy!
– S Weaver, Canberra
Rhyming text and flowing illustrations tell the story with a musicality that will appeal to kids and adults. A glossary ensures you’ll learn about music too.
– Alison H, Blue Mountains
The Trouble in Tune Town is an entertaining musical story that will appeal to anyone who plays or loves music. The rhythmic writing and beautiful illustrations make this book engaging and fun for everyone. We can’t wait to share it with our students who are sure to love it!
– K Firkins, Program Manager, Music for Canberra
The Trouble in Tune Town is a delightfully upbeat, dynamic and reassuring story with fun, quirky and alluring concepts to encourage music and instrument exploration. Any music enthusiast from age three will actively sing out for this book time and time again.
– Just Write for Kids Australia
This clever book is about so much more than music. Its enchanting words, vibrant colours and entertaining rhythm encourage kids to try their best at everything they do while remembering to have fun!
– D Kelleher, Boston