- Book Style: Series Based Storybook for children
- Reading Level: 2 (Read with Help due to: some mid-level vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 5-7 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Oh so colorful and vibrant
- Age Target: 2-8 Years of Age
- Author: Kimberley Kleczka
- Author’s Page: Amazon, Koolamundo
- Book Purchase Page: Amazon
- Social Media Links: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Luna & Alook’s Magical Music Book is a kids story book that we’ve reviewed by one of our favorite authors, Kimberley Kleczka. This book continues to build on the characters of Luna and Alook, a couple of fun-loving birds who enjoy learning all about the world and its many unique experiences. In this case, Luna and Alook are learning all about music and the instruments that make music. They do so within a magical world of music that they entered through their adventure book. They meet all kinds of animals, plants, and even a few notes on their journey through this special world.
There’s no way to describe a Kimberley Kleczka book without understanding just who she is and what her books represent. See, Kimberley is a world traveler who’s experienced plenty of the world and as such her goal is to expose children to as much variety as she possibly can. Her books always tackle/explore a specific topic, such as music, food, or travel. If you wanted to learn more, read her Author Feature here.
Now, as I’ve stated, this book’s focus is music. What’s interesting about this book is that the topic isn’t forced onto you or your child. Instead of there being a number of direct explanations of things like notes, you’re introduced through the use of the story. For example, when Alook bumps into a note, it’s also called a “half tone”. What’s more is we see the note that’s crashed into Alook and it’s a fun looking picture. This of course helps with retention of what a note is, even if your child is too young to have a concept of what a note does.
Whenever I get to review a book by Kimberley, I know that it’s going to be accompanied by some amazing illustrations. Apoorva Dingar always works with Kimberley on her illustrations, and her style is one of the best going. Her illustrations are fun to look at, as the characters are all silly, yet recognizable. However, the best attribute of her illustrations are the sheer vibrancy of them. There is just no comparison in any book I’ve reviewed.
Now, this book review is extra special for us here at Kids Fun Channel. Why, you ask? Well, we were able to produce a read-through video with a few extra animations and effects for kids to enjoy! Once you’ve watched our video below, make sure you head over to Amazon to purchase a copy of the book for yours (and your child’s) enjoyment. Oh, and just in case that offer wasn’t good enough, the book is being offered for free on Kindle from April 27th until May 1st (use the link above to take advantage of that)! For now, here’s the video!
Until next time, Smash, Crash, and Learn!