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Here We Come!



by
Janna Matthies
illustrated by
Christine Davenier

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Beach Lane
ISBN
9781534417878
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Join a cast of friends, human and animal alike, as they embark on a musical read-aloud adventure in this upbeat, joyful picture book.

A boy sets off with his flute and his stuffed bear and a rum-pum-pum. As they make their way through the town and the woods, they ask, “Wanna come?” Soon, kids and creatures join in the fun one by one, playing instruments, singing, and dancing to the catchy tune.

But will a storm bring their fun-filled musical parade to an end?

Full-color illustrations were rendered in pencil and ink washes. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

NP

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Stories in rhyme. Music. Nighttime. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2-Join this moonlit parade that begins with a boy and his teddy bear. As they stroll down the lane, they invite the dog they pass-"Here we come with a rum-pum-pum. Wanna come?" The dog with his guitar joins in, and then she invites Little Lu, the toddler they pass: "Here we come with a rum-pum-pum, and a pick and a strum. Wanna come?" And so it goes until their numbers include the boy, teddy bear, dog, Little Lu, an actual bear, hedgehogs, mouse, girl, and rabbit. As the drip on the drum turns into a fast-moving thunderstorm, the parade takes shelter under a tree (unconcerned about lightning, it appears) until it passes-then they march back the way they came, "Home we come!" The lyrical text is delightful to read aloud and could easily be sung. Bold and oversized text emphasizes each new instrument sound. The illustrations effectively reflect the text with perfect facial expressions of mostly joy, though with some confusion and concern regarding the storm. The mostly blue color palette with some muted greens, yellows, and reds embraces the nighttime. Skin tones include pink and brown. VERDICT A cheerful story of a nocturnal musical parade with repetition that invites active participation. Great for getting preschoolers to shake out the sillies before a quieter story-or any time.-Catherine Callegari

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2-Join this moonlit parade that begins with a boy and his teddy bear. As they stroll down the lane, they invite the dog they pass-"Here we come with a rum-pum-pum. Wanna come?" The dog with his guitar joins in, and then she invites Little Lu, the toddler they pass: "Here we come with a rum-pum-pum, and a pick and a strum. Wanna come?" And so it goes until their numbers include the boy, teddy bear, dog, Little Lu, an actual bear, hedgehogs, mouse, girl, and rabbit. As the drip on the drum turns into a fast-moving thunderstorm, the parade takes shelter under a tree (unconcerned about lightning, it appears) until it passes-then they march back the way they came, "Home we come!" The lyrical text is delightful to read aloud and could easily be sung. Bold and oversized text emphasizes each new instrument sound. The illustrations effectively reflect the text with perfect facial expressions of mostly joy, though with some confusion and concern regarding the storm. The mostly blue color palette with some muted greens, yellows, and reds embraces the nighttime. Skin tones include pink and brown. VERDICT A cheerful story of a nocturnal musical parade with repetition that invites active participation. Great for getting preschoolers to shake out the sillies before a quieter story-or any time.-Catherine Callegari

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