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Old 11-23-2010, 03:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My DS, who will be 3 this spring, is obsessed with drumming and with instruments.  All day long he bangs on the pots and pans, rearranging them into snares, bass drums, congas, and then setting up lids for his cymbals.  We are going to get him a drum set soon, as he is begging for one all day long.  We love it.

 

Now, if we read a book he says, "but does it have drums?"  Same for movies, same for going to someone's house: "Do they have drums there?"

 

So... I would LOVE any suggestions for story books with a drumming or music theme.  He really loves all instruments.  It is hard to try and search on Amazon for books with this kind of theme.  I should add that I don't think he is interested right now in the Native American aspects of drumming - so I don't really need suggestions there.

 

Also, there are some really great books describing the orchestra and all its instruments, with great pictures and CD's, for older kids.  I could get him one of those, and I am sure he would love it, but I am wondering if anyone has come across a younger kid's book of high quality that delves into the world of instruments.  I would prefer photos and not illustrations, as he really wants to see the real thing.

 

So this may be a long shot, but if anyone has any great ideas for books - it would be appreciated!  I hope I can nurture my little boy's love of music!

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I don't think any of these are exactly what you are searching for, but here goes: 

 

The Boy With the Drum by David Harrsion

 

http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Drum-Little-Golden-Book/dp/0307109755/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290557739&sr=1-1

 

 

 

Jungle Drums by Graeme Base

 

http://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Drums-Graeme-Base/dp/0810950448

 

 

If a Christmas book suits your family, Ezra Jack Keats has a version of The Little Drummer Boy. 

 

 

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This isn't exactly what you are looking for, either, but Abiyoyo is a story about a little boy who helps save his village by playing his ukulele. If you get the audio book version, it includes Pete Seeger singing the Abiyoyo song.

 

This probably fits even less, but you mentioned Native American music - Northwoods Cradle Song is a sweet book about a parent putting a child to sleep. The words of the book are a poem adapted from a Menominee lullaby.

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We have this book that someone bought us for my dinosaur obsessed son.  It has a drumming theme.

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_25?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=drumheller+dinosaur+dance&sprefix=drumheller+dinosaur+dance

 

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