The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom 
Written by Colleen AF Venable | Sep 22 2020
Published by Greenwillow Books
School Library Journal Best Books 2020
Boston Globe Best Books 2020

Bank Street Best Books of the Year 2020
 ★ "Equal parts comical and deeply informative. . . . Venable’s text is interwoven with threads of humor, charm, and creativity. . . . Cho’s bright, eye-popping illustrations create a happy chaos on the page, and one can almost imagine the cacophony of a room full of children practicing their instruments. An altogether delightful introduction to musical instruments." (School Library Journal)

“As a band director instructs the new band members on the different instruments they can play, he must also contend with a very enthusiastic drummer. . . . There is an irrepressible feeling of energy in the illustrations . . . further emphasized by playful and colorful typography. . . . A lively introduction to some musical instruments.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Each time jolly-looking band director Mr. V. . . .  gives a student the opportunity to play their instrument of choice, he’s interrupted by little Felicity, who has already discovered her love of whaling on an enormous drum. . . . Frisky typography and balloons of musical notation float through the air, and visual nudges and jokes elevate the story . . . The afterword includes short, inclusive bios of diverse real-life classical, rock, and jazz musicians upon whom the book’s characters are based.” (Publishers Weekly)

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