Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
There is a little girl named Hana who signed up for the talent show. Her grandfather played violin in the orchestra but he liked to play sounds just for her. Hana wanted to play like her grandfather did. Her brothers didn’t believe in her, so she felt sad, but she practiced every day. On the day of the talent show, she was very nervous, but then she remembered that her grandfather would be cheering for her. So she played all the sounds that her grandfather taught her to play. That night, even her brothers wanted her to play again.
I like this book because it’s about a girl who had a lot of courage. She believed in what she was going to do. I liked the pictures and I like to think about how those sounds were played. Hana played a sound of a noisy cat, and of a cow, and of a cricket, and of a mother crow calling her chicks. My favorite picture was one of the cat yowling and howling. Hana looks like a nice girl and this was a sweet story that everyone will like.
|Chieri Uegaki, Qin Leng, Illustrator
|Kids Can Press
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