Title of Picture Book: An Instrument for Eddie
Author: Karen Lee
Illustrator: Tienny The
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Strategic Book Publishing, USA
Publisher’s Blurb: In the very special children’s book, An Instrument for Eddie, Eddie is an unusual elephant who loves to perform. he dreams of music, and his fondest wish is to play a musical instrument. Eddie tries to learn how to play several instruments, but is unsuccessful.
Eddie is also a resourceful elephant and he nevr gives up. Through his determination, he finally discovers an instrument that is just right for him.
This extraordinary book was inspired by a true story about a little boy with a hearing impairment, who was also determined to play a musical instrument. Just like Eddie, this little boy didn’t give up. Because of his determination and passion for music, the little boy is also able to play an instrument just like other children.
A former teacher, Karen Lee lives in Singapore. She hopes An Instrument for Eddie inspires children to never give up when reaching for their dreams.
5 Keywords (other than themes): determination, resilience, animals, music, instruments
Brief Review (in under 50 words): A simple and charming tale.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-1-61204-302-9
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses