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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, illus. by Frank Morrison, Receives Three Starred Reviews!

15 Jul 2014

proxyThe praise keeps coming in for Katheryn Russell-Brown’s and Frank Morrison’s picture book, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.  The book was a School Library Journal selection as a Top Picks for Children’s Books for the month of July, and received three starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews!

From the School Library Journal starred review:

“An excellent match of breezy text and dynamic illustrations tells an exhilarating story…Morrison’s distinctive illustrations, stretched out like a slide trombone, draw the eye across each spread to the page turn.”


Publishers Weekly:

“Morrison’s oil paintings practically sway with a jazz beat, though somber moments crop up, too: the shadows on Liston’s face signify the trials of life on the road. A final image showing long-limbed Liston in profile as she plays under the glow of stage lights is exquisite.”