Maybelle wanted SOME drum,
A kettle, snare, not humdrum,
A drum-dee-dum-dee-dum drum,
Oh, any funky fun drum!
But all she has is two sticks - her "tried and trusty true sticks." And so, on tables, chairs, and even her parents' bedroom door, Maybelle takes those sticks and clicks and clacks them, whacks and smacks them - until her sleepy parents shout: STOP! But can Maybelle stop? Even coming face-to-face with eleven toothy crocodiles doesn't deter plucky Maybelle. She keeps her cool - and her beat - charming those reptiles until she finally gets a real drum of her own.
Vibrant art brings a spirited Maybelle to life in this read-aloud gem that pulses with humor and irresistible rhythm and rhyme.
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OREL PROTOPOPESCU is a poet and the author of several books. She lives in Miller Place, New York. ANNE WILSDORF has illustrated many books, including Sunny Boy! by Candace Fleming. She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.From Booklist:
Infectious, syncopated beats propel this rhyming story set in the bayou. Little Maybelle loves to drum, and she creates a changing world of rhythm with her two sticks--her "drum-dee-dum-dee-doo sticks." Her parents ignore her request for a drum and shoo her out of the house. Off she goes, tapping and bopping along until she reaches the swamp. The force of her drumbeats breaks the log bridge and sends her flying into a ring of alligators. Using her trusty sticks, she rescues herself with her infectious beats, charming the gators into following her pied-piper drumming all the way home, where she bargains with her parents for a real drum. Protopopescu weaves whimsical sense and nonsense into the bouncing rhymes, which will make a tongue-twisting read-aloud hit. Wilsdorf adds to the slapstick with colorful, action-filled acrylics picturing fearless Maybelle, who follows her own beat and makes joyful noise. Gillian Engberg
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