Synopses & Reviews
Aston's Grandad Roy played in a steel band and Grandad Harry played the trumpet in a brass band. Aston always enjoyed going to visit them and listen to them practise. But soon he wanted to join in. So he asked Grandad Roy to teach him to play the steel drums and then he asked Grandad Harry to teach him to play the trumpet. He loved practising both instruments. Then the school needs a band to play at the school fair, and both grandads want their own band to play. Finaly Aston had an idea - both bands join together to make one big band, and Aston joins in first on steel drums and then on trumpet. This delightful story of a mixed-race family reconciling their very different cultures is a wonderful celebration of diverse cultures. Written by one of Britain's foremost campaigners and media personalities and illustrated by a highly regarded illustrator, this book is sure to build on the success of My Two Grannies.
Praise for My Two Grannies:
"Does a wonderful job of showing the many differences between Caribbean Granny and Yorkshire Granny. In the end they manage to bring their two worlds together to ensure that they, and the little girl, can all try a little taste ofeach culture, and have enormous fun together as one big, happy family." - Child Care
"A lovely story book with wonderful illustrations and multicultural experiences and traditions." - Nursery Education Plus
"Affectionately illustrated, this charming picture book is both topical and timely." - Carousel
Grandad Harry is from Lancashire and plays the trumpet in a brass band; Grandad Roy is from Trinidad and plays the steel drum in a steel band. Aston wants to play both these instruments, just like his grandads, and he also wants botht he grandads to bring their bands to his school summer fair. But there's a problem - only one band is needed!
How Aston saves the situation and brings both his grandads together in a musical extravaganza is delightfully portrayed in this brilliant follow-up to My Two Grannies.
Aston's grandad Harry plays the trumpet in a brass band, while Grandad Roy plays the steel drum in a steel band. But only one band can play at Aston's summer fair at school...which band should Aston choose? Or can he find a way to bring everyone together?