The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth: A Celebration of Music

by Jaime Adoff and Martin French

Twenty-four playful poems celebrate music from multiple perspectives, from the young... read more

Twenty-four playful poems celebrate music from multiple perspectives, from the young drummer in the last row of the fifth period orchestra who waits patiently for his RAT, TAT, RAT-TAT-TAT part to come up in “Percussion Snail” to the student at P.S. 122 who listens for “No school ta day, Mon” from the his favorite d.j. in “Raggae Snowday.” Adoff’s outstanding poetry is sophisticated and yet completely accessible to young teens because his point of view is right on target. Martin French’s boldly colored illustrations are an excellent match for the Adoff’s playful sophistication. (Ages 11-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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