Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Book Review - Read with Mummy - Jungle Jam

Read with Mummy book review!

Jungle Jam - Louise Lederman and Noam Lederman

I was so thrilled to receive a copy of Jungle Jam and it's sequel 'Jungle Jam in Brazil' through the post. My sons face lit up when he saw the cover as he is a massive fan of anything to do with animals so this was right down his street. He couldn't wait to read the story and wanted to share the sequel to the book 'Jungle Jam in Brazil' with his sister. He was very protective over his own copy though! We managed to sneak in a quick read before bedtime and then read the picture book again in the evening. The book is very well loved already!

Follow Mikey the Monkey on his journey as he hears some incredible new sounds and meets some friendly musical animals along the way who invite him to sing and play with them.

"How are you making that beautiful sound? What is this music you have found"?

Mikey is a singing monkey who embarks on a musical adventure to find global fame but discovers along the way that he must work with others to make his dream come true.

On his journey, Mikey the Monkey meets Larry the Lion, Ella the Elephant, Ziggy the Zebra and Gina the Giraffe, each of whom play a musical instrument they teach him about, and then invite him to sing with them. Each time he declines and continues on his journey to find fame. Finally he hears an incredible sound and sees all of the animals playing their instruments together and realises that when people work together, dreams can come true.

This sweet, captivating rhyming book is designed for young children from 0-5 as an introduction to musical instruments and sounds. It even has an activity page to show you how to make your own instruments at the end and also shows children how working together as part a team is always best!
Jungle Jam is the first book in a series of books currently in development so watch this space!

The review

The book is a very easy read, with words and sentences that flow nicely together. As a teacher, I am used to reading many books aloud and usually I have to fill in words here and there, but Jungle Jam flowed extremely well. Even though the story was probably slightly complex for my two year old, he listened with full concentration and really enjoyed exploring the illustrations and pointing/naming the different jungle animals.  Mikey learns that being part of a team is the best as he is reluctant to sing with the other animals. Lovely story. With each read of the book we have talked together about different elements of the story.

He loved the activity page at the end and we are very excited about making a musical guitar! The activity at the back of the book was a fantastic idea to get children enthusiastic about musical instruments. Overall we enjoyed reading this book together and I'm sure it will become a book we read over and over again.

Looking forward to sharing our review of the sequel very soon!

Buy the book here: http://amzn.eu/46B0CiG

About the authors:

Noam Lederman is a musician, educator and author and has built a successful music career combining performance and writing. He has written more than 100 music publications that have sold over a million copies worldwide. In 2014 Noam Lederman founded the company VVinner Music. In April 2015 he was appointed as the Principal of The Academy of Rock - an award-winning franchise of music schools in Asia. Louise Lederman spent many years working in Marketing, PR and Events, predominantly for charities and education companies. She worked for numerous disability charities including the National Autistic Society, Sense and Langdon, and feels she has a deep understanding of disability and SEN (Special Educational Needs). With her experience and knowledge, Louise Lederman has a vision to tailor Jungle Jam for children with SEN.

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