Feel the Rhythm With “Everything a Drum”

by | Apr 2024

Everything a Drum by Sarah Warren, illustrated by Camila Carrossine Published by Amicus Ink, 2023

“Everything a Drum” by Sarah Warren, illustrated by Camila Carrossine. Published by Amicus Ink, 2023

In this bouncy read aloud picture book from Minneapolis author Sarah Warren, a happy toddler makes everything in his home into a drum.

“Ta-tum! Tum! Tum!” Our hero drums his way through the day from room to room and page to page, experimenting with objects and surfaces the way all children do. As the day winds down, we also see the rhythm of calmer moments, like the gentle heartbeat heard when snuggling with Mom, “Thrum, thrum, thrum.”

The warm colors and cozy elements in the illustrations by Camila Carrossine emphasize the happy chaos created by this child and the family love that surrounds him.

The rhythm of the text makes this a book that will stand up to repeated readings. Its page-turning pace will also make it a hit with a young audience, who can only sit still for so long.

This book is a perfect baby shower gift to welcome a family into their new rhythm. It would also be a hit for toddler and early preschool drummers.

Contributed by Megan Maynor, children’s book author. Read more at meganmaynor.com.


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