A little rat can't wait to make music like the violinists she sees at concerts in the city in "Little Rat Makes Music" (Harcourt, $15) the latest installment of the little rat's adventures. But her biggest obstacle is practicing. It's boring. It's hard. And her violin squawks a lot. Luckily, Little Rat's teacher believes she has talent. And her new tutor is very patient. With their support, Little Rat hits all kinds of high notes -- but more importantly, she discovers where beautiful music really comes from.
In this third book of Little Rat's celebrated tales of triumph, author Monika Bang-Campbell and illustrator Molly Bang prove that with a bit of pluck, patience, and practice, anything is possible.
Bang-Campbell made her picture book debut with "Little Rat Learns to Sail." She lives in Cape Cod, Mass. Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than 20 books, including three Caldecott Honor winners: "When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry"; "Ten, Nine, Eight"; and "The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher" She lives close to the ocean in Massachusetts. (amazon.com)