Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom


Author: Colleen AF Venable

Illustrator: Lian Cho

There is a perfect instrument for everyone, and the jovial band director would love to tell you about them all—if only the enthusiastic little drummer would stop interrupting!

This laugh-out-loud picture book from National Book Award-longlisted author Colleen AF Venable and breakout debut illustrator Lian Cho is bursting with energy and music. A winning pick for young readers who adore Jory John, Mac Barnett, and Christian Robinson.

It’s time to join the band! The band director knows everything about all the instruments, and he can’t wait to help find the perfect one for you. But an irrepressible little girl keeps interrupting with loud BOOM BOOM BOOMS on her drum. At least until the band director introduces one instrument that’s even louder.

Acclaimed author Colleen AF Venable packs the text with boundless energy and giggle-worthy jokes—as well as information about eight instruments commonly played in school bands. Debut illustrator Lian Cho’s exuberant artwork matches the text note for note and practically leaps off the page. This joyous picture book will leave young readers eager to pick up an instrument and learn how to play!

Includes biographical backmatter on all the real-life musicians who inspired each child in the band.