Musicians young and old will love this story – even if the onomatopoeia is a little too noisy for you!
Reece give me some peace is a fun story which will introduce young readers to the delights of different musical instruments and the sounds they make.
The story begins on a sunny morning with Reece’s mother enjoying some peaceful rays of sunshine…that is until she hears a ding, dong ding, ding, dong, daloom!
And discovers her son, Reece, playing the Xylophone!
From here Reece explores all different types of instruments and the sounds that they make – possibly driving his mother crazy with all the noise.
Reece give me some peace is a wonderful way to introduce young children to different types of musical instruments.
Readers can hear the sounds of the instrument, see what the instrument looks like and also view how it can be played.
Music can be seen floating through the air with illustrations by Nancy Bevington – some instruments produce sharp lines while others produce wispy lines – a great way to show young children how music can be felt without worrying about the musical notes.
Reece give me some peace by Sonia Bestulic has been enjoyed by all young readers and with the predictive text, “Reece, give me some peace!” this book gives young readers some sense of being able to read along with the story.
Music plays a vital role in our lives and the younger we introduce young children to the joys and wonder of music, the better than can appreciate the diversity of the instruments that can create the different sounds that we hear.
So what else can you do with this book?
Find some images of what the instruments look like or even find some videos of these instruments being played in different ways.
Create your own musical instruments out of tissue boxes, cardboard boxes and toilet rolls!
Explore onomatopoeia and the different ways we can represent sound with words.
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