Double Bass Blues

Double Bass Blues Book Details

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.

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  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Chana Stiefel

    Ziiiiiip! It wont take long to read the spare text of Andrea Loneys jazzy new picture book, but you will spend lots of time exploring how the words blend with the gorgeous illustrations by Rudy Gutier...

  • 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 ...

  • Jenna Grodzicki

    Sparse text and vibrant illustrations come together to tell the story of a young boy and his passion for music. At school, Nic is praised for his musical accomplishments. As he makes his way home thro...

  • Christina Carter

    Andrea J. Loney's text ziiiiiiiiiiips and Hummmmms to a melodious rhythm when Nic plays his double bass at school before a cheering crowd or when he's jamming with Granddaddy across town to the clap, ...

  • Viviane Elbee

    The artwork tells most of the story in this sparsely worded book about a talented young bass player. At school kids admire his music, but on his trek home through the city, carrying a huge bass around...

  • Lisa

    Nic plays with his orchestra at school. In fact, he has a solo - all his friends are proud and he does a great job! But, his trip home is anything but easy - when you carry a big double bass on public...

  • Ama

    Busy illustrations that reflect the sparse text so that they tell the story without words. But, so busy that they are nearly dizzying....

  • Alice Ball

    Though the text is sparse and simple, there is a deep story that comes across. Music drives the young protagonist in school and at home. Wild and dizzying illustrations....