Friday, January 15, 2016

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews - ADVISABLE

Andrews, Troy Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier. PICTUREBOOK. Abrams, 2015. $17.95 Content: G.  

Troy Andrews got a trombone when he was only 4 years old.  That’s why everyone called him trombone shorty.  He came from a musical family and loved playing so much he practiced every day.  One day, while at a concert, Bo Diddley heard Troy playing along and invited him onstage to play with the band.  

Today Troy is a well known musician who has created a foundation to make sure that kids who grow up in difficult circumstances can also have dreams, like Trombone Shorty.  The illustrations are watercolor and collage and are splendid.  There is a an author’s note (this is an autobiography) and an illustrator’s note at the end, helping to reader to appreciate the story more.  I wish it came with a CD so we could hear him play!  

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