Kid’s Book Review: The Music in Me

Kid’s Book Review: The Music in Me

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

This bright and bold picture book with silver foiling on the cover from the brilliant illustrator and author Sophy Henn is the perfect way for kids to start to recognise all kinds of emotions and to inspire them to have the confidence to find their own distinct rhythm.

We love the energy this book has – it makes you glad to be alive and able to enjoy music and the feelings it creates in us.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster for sending us a copy for Edith enjoy reading with her mummy.

The Music in Me cover
Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator with an MA in Illustration from the University of Brighton. She is the creator of the much-loved Bad Nana fiction series, the Pom Pom series, the Ted board book series and has recently created the non-fiction titles Lifesize and Lifesize Dinosaurs. Her debut picture book Where Bear? was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Sophy was the World Book Day Illustrator in 2015 and 2016. Her books are published throughout the world.

Book Review

Edith talked about the different emotions associated the music we were listening to

Edith really enjoyed this book and identified straight away the different music types and the colours that matched the moods and emotions and how they made her feel.

It was lovely in the car when listening to radio Edith mentioned ‘This song make me feel happy like in the book’ and ‘This is a nice relaxing song Mummy’.

I found it lovely when reading the book with Edith we were talking about the different emotions associated with different music and how the music made her feel.

We enjoyed the pictures in the book and Edith related to the young girl being like her – especially with a pink a tutu skirt.

This is a really enjoyable and very different book but a great way of getting children to associate different music with feelings and ways to express their emotions in music whilst also exploring the types they enjoy.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and outdoor play
  • Dislikes: the dark and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges
  • Favourite Song: Miss Polly had a Dolly
  • Favourite Film: Spiderman