Storytime: Making the Band

Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb

Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb

Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb

“Skunka Tanka
Skunka Tanka
Tanka Tanka Skunk!
They’ve got the beat, and so do their friends.”
“Meet Tanka and his friend, Skunk. When you say their names together, they sound like drums!”
Steve Webb’s innovative and visually stunning picture book introduces young readers to simple rhythms with this riot of shout-out-loud words and cavorting animals. TANKA TANKA SKUNK! makes reading tons of fun as the text and the illustrations leap and dance across the pages.

 

The Talent Show by Jo Hodgkinson

The Talent Show by Jo Hodgkinson

The Talent Show by Jo Hodgkinson

Bear, Snake, Croc, and Lion form a fantastic foursome to win the talent show, but they’ve forgotten one thing. None of them can sing! If these friends want their band to win the competition, they’ll have to be fair and look beyond appearances for a singer with true talent.

 

Punk Farm by Garrett Krosoczka

Punk Farm by Garrett Krosoczka

Punk Farm by Garrett Krosoczka

After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed. But meanwhile, back at the barn . . . Cow sets up her drums. Pig plugs in his amp. Goat tunes his bass. Chicken sets up her keyboards. And Sheep checks the microphone. They are Punk Farm and tonight they’re ready to ROCK! With adorable farm animals – and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald – this rollicking tale is sure to have kids cheering–and singing–along.

 

Rock 'n' Roll Mole by Carolyn Crimi & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Rock 'n' Roll Mole by Carolyn Crimi & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mole by Carolyn Crimi & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Mole has a rock ‘n’ roll soul. He wears a leather jacket (even in summer) and shades (even at night), and he can strut just like his idol, Mick Badger. But then Mole’s friend Pig plans a talent show and, to everyone’s shock, Mole refuses to play. He’s a rock star, see-just as long as no one’s watching. The night of the big show, Pig is ready for his sizzling dance number, but wait-his iPod’s broken! Can Mole step up and save his friend’s rep, or will the bright lights and big crowds make him shake in his shades?

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