Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dudley's Solo by Tiffany Alexander: Book Review

Dudley's Solo by Tiffany Alexander, the first book in the "Children's Band" series, takes place at a neighborhood church where the children's band excitedly rehearses for their upcoming choir concert. Dudley, a hearing impaired young boy is part of the band. Dudley, encouraged by his friends and family, finds himself performing a solo by signing the words to "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."
There are so many aspects of this heartwarming, sweet story to love. I thought mothering infants was a bit challenging, but as my children grow, I realize that the true mothering challenge is teaching my children to be good people. For me, Dudley’s Solo served as a perfect springboard for discussion about acceptance, self-confidence, and thinking positively. Although I realize that it is an abstract concept for them at this point, I often find myself telling my three and four year old children to "think positive.” Thankfully, I now I have a concrete story to remind them of.

My children are at such impressionable ages, and extremely curious about their world and the people around them. I especially liked Dudley’s Solo as it gave us an example of a group of children who embrace each other's talents and abilities. We are pleased to add Dudley’s Solo to our children's literature collection. The way I see it...how can you go wrong with a story that contains such an important message.

Reviewed by Jamie, Baby Kid Review Team

Smart Tip: Tiffany Alexander is currently working on her next book in the "Children's Band" series called Ebenezer Opens a Savings Account. For more information, visit www.ChildrensBand.com

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