#TBT Book Review – Raggin’ Jazzin Rockin’ by Susan VanHecke

A little history, a little music … Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ seems like a perfect way to kick off our July Throwback Thursday book reviews. There is an audio book version, too. Perfect for enjoying together on that road trip. Music to my ears! [Here is the Audible audio edition on Amazon.com.] Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ A History of American Musical Instrument Makers written by Susan VanHecke Boyds Mill Press, 2011 Meet the inventors and innovators who defined American music history. From Steinway pianos and Zildjian cymbals to Martin guitars, Ludwig drums, and Moog synthesizers, the story behind these iconic instruments is laid out in full detail with plenty of photos and illustrations. This is a nonfiction picture book offering music history. … Read more

#TBT Book Review – Duck! Rabbit! by Amy

Duck! Rabbit! Books that play with words are among my favorites. Picture books, in particular, are fun because they add visual interest (and usually extra laughter). It is hard to believe that it has been six years since we read and reviewed Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Duck! Rabbit! How about you? When did you read Duck! Rabbit! … and did you write a review? Share your link below in this week’s #TBT BOok Duck! Rabbit! written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld It is a simple image, or so it seems. One narrator says it’s a duck. The other says it’s a rabbit. Can it be both? This is a book that demonstrates that one thing can be interpreted … Read more

#TBT Book Review – Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex

‘Tis wedding season, so it seemed only apropos that this week’s Throwback Thursday book review celebrates the season! Did you review of Adam Rex’s Frankenstein Takes the Cake back in the day? Be sure to add it here! Frankenstein Takes the Cake written by Adam Rex illustrated by Adam Rex Harcourt, Inc. 2008 Frankenstein is getting married. He shares his trip to the altar in a collection of poems about everything from his best man Dracula going to the buffet to the flower girl’s tantrum, to a verse by Edgar Allen Poe! This is the second title in this illustrated story/poem collection featuring Adam Rex’s Frankenstein. Reading Tub review date: May 2010 An InLinkz Link-up   Why a Throwback Thursday for Book … Read more