Monday, December 6, 2010

Children's Book Review: The Boy With A Drum

 


Name of book: The Boy With The Drum
Author  / Illustrator:  Written by David L. Harrison and Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
What's It All About: A little boy with a drum walks through the countryside and all the animals that hear him leave what they're doing and follow along
My Favorite Bit: I just really love the style of the poetry in this story as well as Wilkin's illustrations.  I think I love the frog and the cow the best. 
Suitable Age For Reading It To: This is best for small children but all ages will love it.  It is just the right length for a bedtime story. 
Go Get It: The Boy With The Drum (This book is hard to find on Amazon at a reasonable price but they're out there. 
A little about the Author and/or Illustrator: Author David L. Harrison's first book is the above.  It was released in 1969 and eventually sold over two million copies.  Harrison has published over seventy original stories.   You can find out more about him here. Eloise Wilkin wrote, illustrated, and designed dolls for over fifty years.  She illustrated over twenty books with her sister Esther, who also married a Wilkin.  Over her career she worked almost exclusively with Little Golden Books until 1961.  She passed away in 1987.




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