Brian Amador’s narration, space-age music, and a multitude of sound effects come together fantastically in this audio and picture book pairing about the life of sound artist Juan García Esquivel, known as “Esquivel!” Listeners learn of Esquivel’s childhood and love of music, and all the ways he discovered to imitate the world through sound. The audiobook is perfect for children who are interested in exploring the world of making music creatively, as each “boobam,” “rooooom,” and “blop-bleep-bloop-bloop” leaps off of the page and into their ears. Amador’s narration, the lively music and sound effects, and the joyful Mixtec codex-inspired illustrations from Duncan Tonatiuh combine to inspire young listeners. Susan Wood reads her author’s note and Tonatiuh his illustrator’s note, explaining their interpretations of Esquivel’s story. E.E.C. 2019 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2018]
Book & Recording Live Oak Media 2018
CD ISBN 9781430127895 $30.95 One CDs
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