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From disco to opera, hip hop to jazz, David Merveille's unique style makes this practically wordless book sing. A non-fiction journey through the musical universe, Jukebox is filled with details, revealing as much about the people who listen to music as it does about those who create it.
“While the words are few, the print is often incorporated into the illustrations in clever ways to demonstrate what the illustrated genre of music is like.” Oneota Reading Journal (2010)
"...excitement is well-captured in this near-wordless picture book, as each person walks across a white background, chooses a song, and has the musical genre celebrated in a full-color page.Conceptually unique and a celebration of musical diversity, it's fun to turn the page and discover who is up next on the playlist." - The Planet Esme Plan
"...the marvelous machine in Merveille's bistro has something for everyone..." - Publishers Weekly
"A music class at any level could have great fun with this charming book." - Cindy Mitchell, South Jordan Middle School
"an enjoyable title for those crazy about music. This is the tale that celebrates musical styles in a small diner in what looks like the middle of nowhere. A customer walks in, puts some change in the jukebox (featured on the left side of each spread), and then on the right, Merveille brings that musical genre to life. From disco to chamber music to Mozart to hip hop to jazz to Hawaiian music, it's a hoot to see how Merveille animates the music on the page, especially how he incorporates the genre's title into the design of his spreads." - Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
"...understated but polished, sparing in detail but big on storytelling elements." - Book Buds Kidlit Reviews
"The artistic merit of this book is off the charts!!!" - Practically Paradise