What a great way to be introduced to the instruments of the band. It’s both funny and instructive with a strong story line in rhyme that keeps building rhythmically. If you want to decide what instrument to play, go no further than this musical gem.
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Throughout my life I disliked poetry because I thought I couldn’t write it. I had never experimented with this style until I was 71 years old. I was reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, when I had a sudden urge to try my hand at rhyme. I used my story in prose, Kim and Jim Meet the Band, as the guinea pig. After a few false starts, words and rhyme began flowing to my ecstatic surprise. I thought it was beginning luck, but as I continued, I realized I had the ability to write in this genre. I couldn’t believe the fun I had creating one verse after another, and in doing so, I found the original story now in rhyme had become stronger. I renamed the story Babybears Meet the Band. The ideal presentation for this story in rhyme would be to have a narrator with a soloist on each instrument, accompanied by a concert band. After my son, David, read it, he said it was the best thing I’d written. That gave me great pleasure. I hope others will be of the same opinion.