A bear who loves to dance finds music and delight in all the sounds of the city, and discovers that silence shared with others can be a music all its own.
Eugene loves to dance. He loves it so much he'll dance to any noise in the city, whether it be a car horn or a jackhammer. He wishes he could get everyone else to dance along with him, but no one else seems to care. When an evening snow begins to fall, Eugene discovers the magic ingredient that will put everyone in a mood to frolic. Here's a gleeful celebration of the rhythms of daily life, and a lesson in how to find the music that's all around you.
About the Author
After studying engraving in art school, Sylvie Auzary-Luton decided to devote herself to writing and illustrating children's books. She's written dozens of books that have been published all over the world. Her stories come from her travels, as well as her memories of being a little girl in a big family, where artistic expression was part of her daily life. Ms. Auzary-Luton is inspired by art in all its forms. She loves to mix artistic techniques in her work-but more than anything, she enjoys seeing her books travel across the globe. This is her first book for minedition. She lives in the Auvergne region of France.
“Will make hearts sing ….Ringing with a cheerful sense of community, Eugene and the Sounds of the City will prompt children to listen for the rhythms to be found in their daily routines." —BookPage
"A charm-filled story with appealing illustrations." —School Library Journal
★★★★★ “This book just screams to be read aloud–perfect for children ages three to seven years old... [with] a message of being yourself and appreciating beauty." —Youth Services Book Reviews
“Lighthearted and lovely….Lots to see, imagine, and “hear” in this lovely book.” —Unpacking the Power of Picture Books