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Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora

Ben's Trumpet

by Rachel Isadora

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I re-read this after almost 20 years. Loved it then, loved it now. Put on some Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, or Dizzy Gillespie and read the book, then page through it again very slowly, immersing yourself in the detail of the pictures. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
I liked this book. It shows understand and compassion. It is encouraging and shows a good example of following your dreams. Very easy to read and easy for kids to understand ( )
  Chavila | Mar 15, 2015 |
I absolutely loved this book. Rachel Isadora tells the story of a boy who loves playing his imaginary trumpet, and is picked on a bit by other kids because he does not have a real trumpet.A very cool trumpeter lends him his trumpet. The book had a lot of contrasted pictures, some with a lot of detail, which is sure to capture the readers attention. The fact that all the pictures were in black and white helped enhance the details which definitely helped make a point with the text. ( )
  K_Rodriguez | Sep 27, 2014 |
The illusration in this book were great they told a story themselves. The message of the story was also very great. It showed the boy with a dream coming true dispite people talking about him. ( )
  jforrest21 | Sep 22, 2014 |
Ben loves his trumpet and plays it everywhere and for everyone to hear.But Ben's trumpet is imaginary, so almost everyone ignores his playing. One day his favorite trumpet player notices him, he is so excited. In an instance that changes because not everyone is nice. some little kids begin to make fun of him because he is different. Ben's differences make him an outcast with the other boys his age and this makes him sad. His favorite trumpet player sees him and begins to teach him. To me this book is telling me to dream big because your dreams can come true. ( )
  lruano | Sep 14, 2014 |
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Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.

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