Shhh! Listen! Whats that sound? It starts with a Ting! When a tiny mouse taps a cup with a spoon. And ends with a triumphant Tah-dah!, as one by one, all the other animals join in. Ting! Tong! Clickety-click! Follow the band and tap your toe! Boom Bah! Here we go!
“ Rycroft's large, clean pencil and watercolor illustrations are as exuberant as Cummings's bouncy rhyming text, which, with its quick tempo, keeps the pace lively and the volume up.” - The Horn Book Guide
“ Incorporating sound, number, and rhyme, Phil Cummings creates a delightful book to be read to a young child. Boom Bah! is a must read for all who love to make music of their own.” Oneota Reading Journal (2010)
“Cummings’s minimal text moves along in clipped phrases, punctuated by onomatopoeic effects, creating a splendid read-aloud chant. Rycroft’s buoyant watercolors, arranged gracefully against expansive white space, add zest.” - Kirkus Reviews
“The infectious joy of spontaneous music making comes through loud and clear, thanks to newcomer Rycroft’s effervescent watercolor and pencil drawings. Composing all her images along the same stage-like plane, Rycroft creates a sense of a genuine happening, driven by giddy energy and unstoppable momentum. Readers will want to keep turning the pages and see who’s with the band next.” - Publishers Weekly
“Rycroft's large, clean pencil and watercolor illustrations are as exuberant as Cummings's bouncy rhyming text, which with its quick tempo keeps the pace lively and the volume up.” – The Horn Book Magazine (May/June 2010)
“Kids will love the alliteration and the growing number of animal characters as the music grows. A great book to practice counting and reading.” CatholicMom.com (April 9, 2010)
“A jolly book filled with rhythm, music and merriment, this is a winner of a book for toddlers… Highly recommended…” - Kids Lit
“If you offer toddler storytime at your library, you MUST have this book!”- The Jean Little Librarian br>
New Spring title Boom Bah! is featured in December 2009 Children’s Publishing section “Ten Titles for 2010” of The Toy Book / Specialty Toys & Gifts Magazine.