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Picture Book Hour! Mark Hoffmann: The Note Who Faced the Music

Picture Book Hour! Mark Hoffmann: The Note Who Faced the Music

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 10:30AM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for an all-ages storytime event with Mark Hoffmann, illustrator of The Note Who Faced the Music.


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The Note Who Faced the Music

Half Note doesn’t feel whole. With two beats, she isn’t as big and beautiful as Whole Note, or as quick and upbeat as Quarter Note. She worries she’ll never measure up! So when the other members of the musical staff are at rest, she picks up like a fast tempo and leaves.

But Composer and the staff can’t play anything noteworthy without Half Note. Their only hope is to convince Half Note to change her tune and come back.

This hilarious, offbeat tale of sheet music in treble will strike a chord with anyone who’s felt out of sync, ringing with reassurance that everyone has a part to play when working as a team. At the coda, readers can develop their ear with a glossary of musical terms included.

Mark Hoffmann thinks all his talent must have gone into illustration, as his ability to carry a tune is nonexistent. Luckily, his strengths have been put to good use in many picture books, including A Penny’s Worth (Page Street Kids). Mark loves sharing playfully educational stories like this one with his son.