From New York Times bestselling author Chris Barton and new illustrator Louis Thomas comes a fun, rhythmic picture book about finding the music that is perfect for you!

A boy who loves to make noise gets to pick only one instrument (at his parents’ urging) in a music store, but there is too much to choose from! There are triangles and sousaphones, guitars and harpsichords, bagpipes and cellos and trombones! How can he find the one that is just right for him out of all those options?

“The galloping rhymed text, featuring toe-tapping dictionary rejects (‘thrummiest’), is a song unto itself,” says The Horn Book. “The loose-handed, even jittery illustrations foreground [the protagonist’s] attempts to play many of the instruments; meanwhile, his parents are a mute chorus of comical anxiety.”

88 Instruments was published in 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. There’s lots more information about the book just a click away, but what else would you like to know about it?

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