Maestro Plays

Bill Martin, Jr., Author, Vladimir Radunsky, Illustrator Henry Holt & Company $17.95 (44p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1746-5
Radunsky's (The Pup Grew Up!; Hail to the Mail) stylized, hand-colored, cut-paper art triumphantly illustrates Martin's (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) playful paean to adverbs. At center stage is a clown-like creature, ``The Maestro,'' who plays a progression of instruments. And how does he play? In an intriguing variety of ways, including some that are easy enough to understand (``flowingly, glowingly, knowingly, showingly, goingly'') and some that will require youngsters to use their imaginations (``nippingly, drippingly, zippingly, clippingly, pippingly''). The book's mischievous type (it changes size and position from one spread to another), rompish rhyme and dazzling colors will keep youngsters turning the pages... quickly, contentedly, repeatedly. Ages 2-6. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/12/1994
Release date: 09/01/1994
Genre: Children's
Prebound-Sewn - 978-1-4176-3068-4
Paperback - 48 pages - 978-0-15-205063-4
Paperback - 1 pages - 978-0-15-201217-5
Paperback - 978-0-590-25470-0
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