Author/Illustrator: Matthew Forsythe
Publisher: Paula Wiseman, S&S, 2019
Themes: Forest animals, musicians, drum
Opening: The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her a drum. They had made mistakes before .
Summary: (from my library catalog) When Pokko plays her drum in the forest she suddenly finds herself surrounded by an entire band of animal musicians.
I like this book because: it’s a stunner! I’d buy this book even if it didn’t have words! The palette is warm and harmonious, the rendering rich and radiant! Forsythe has also managed to present us with endearing characters both parent and child can identify with! And the humor! It is sweet and subtle, but still bound to make you laugh out loud!
Resources/activities: play instruments, and if you don’t have any, make them – click HERE for ideas
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.