LITTLE STEVIE WONDER by Quincy Troupe

LITTLE STEVIE WONDER

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

“Oh, isn’t he lovely, / this blind black boy, / born to love everyone?” Part biography, part finger-snapping, hip-wriggling verbal riffs, this tribute to an American musical genius conveys both the facts of his life and the rhythms—not to mention snatches of actual lyrics—of his music. Cohen cooks right along, with brightly hued, graphic-style scenes of the musician, head distinctively cocked, fronting evocative sprays of stars, flowers and beads, ribbons of piano keys and color. Closing with a recap and chronology, and even provided with a 2-song CD for a soundtrack, this will energize new listeners—and old ones, too. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)

Pub Date: April 4th, 2005
ISBN: 0-618-34060-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2005




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