Monday, July 18, 2022

Drum City: Thea Guidone

In the universal language of drumming, children gather and impact their community by drumming on anything at hand. They influence each other, everyone on Main Street, and down on the docks. Whether you are drumming happily or sadly, there's room for your sound around the world. "Together we drum," says author Thea Guidone.

People in traffic keeping the beat
on the hood and the trunk
and the bicycle seat.

Mamas in rollers
rock babies in strollers,
clapping and stomping and
stamping their feet to the 

Vanessa Brantley-Newton's illustrations have a satirical line and retro rendering. Compositions convey the gathering, infectious drumbeats. Strong diagonals contrast with horizontals. 

Get a drumbeat rolling with your readertotz. Rat-a-tat-tat! 

by Thea Guidone
illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Knopf, 2022

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