Double Bass Blues

Double Bass Blues

by

2019, , kids, honor, bullies, picturebook, picture-books, youtube, picture-books, zzpicturebooksread, picture-books, j-books, picture-books-with-art-issues, biography, picture-book, 2020, picture-books, picture-books, diversity-picture-books-pb, picture-books, early-literacy, Childrens, Music, Cultural, Family, Realistic Fiction, Fiction, Art

Nic is an aspiring musician whose life spans two different worlds--his suburban school where he wows his friends in orchestra, and the busy city streets of his home where he's jostled by the crowd. Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back, the symphony of his surroundings in his heart, and a sweet surprise for the reader at the end of his journey.

Title:Double Bass Blues
ISBN:9781524718534
Format Type:

    Double Bass Blues Reviews

  • Calista

    This is basically a wordless book with the story mostly told through dynamic artwork, but there are about 10 words in it, so it isn't truly wordless. It is a quick story to read.I learned from people ...

  • Tina Haigler

    This was a bittersweet book with a good message. It is mostly wordless book but it gets the point across. The message is universal: music soothes the soul. The art was funky and psychedelic, and very ...

  • Ms. B

    Playing the double bass is an important part of Nic's life in school and at home in this story that shows how he navigates between the two worlds and stays true to himself. The illustrations tell as m...

  • Cheryl

    I really appreciate the 'hidden' message in Double Bass Blues. Not only is it all worth it to go through the negative experiences in order to have the positive ones, but the negative ones actually inf...

  • Barbara

    Lively acrylic illustrations capture the essence of a big city and all its movements, sights, and sounds as well as the music that fills the air as one boy heads home. Having impressed his classmates ...

  • Amber Scaife

    This Caldecott Honor Book is gorgeous and it promotes a powerful message of hope and happiness through music in a world of everyday prejudices and little cruelties. Highly recommended....

  • Agn?

    Double Bass Blues is a nearly wordless picturebook with very unique, dynamic, vibrant, almost psychedelic illustrations. That stair sequence looks like something straight from my nightmare!Nic plays d...

  • Kathryn

    With it's sparse text (with most reliance on onomatopoeia), the story is somewhat open to interpretation. For me, it shows a young boy's love of music, and the way this impacts his life in mostly posi...

  • Chana Stiefel

    Ziiiiiip! It won’t take long to read the spare text of Andrea Loney’s jazzy new picture book, but you will spend lots of time exploring how the words blend with the gorgeous illustrations by Rudy ...

  • Chantal

    This book is really colorful. I didn't get the story and to be honest, I didn't like it that much. Could have been better with a little more text. Next time better....