- Book Style: Series Based Storybook for children and toddlers
- 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 toddler and children’s book by the duo of Kimberley Kleczka (author) and Apoorva Dingar (illustrator). This is the latest in the Koolamundo series by these two, and it builds on the story and characters of Luna and Alook. Luna and Alook are two crazy and fun birds who love living life to the fullest through a great variety of experiences. In this latest book, these two learn all about musical instruments and the wonderful world of music that awaits.
With a book focused on music, it’s easy to imagine a great deal of “here’s a trombone” and “this is a guitar”. What’s great about how our author has written this book is that your little one isn’t hit over the head with a bunch of information. Instead, there are a number of concepts, instruments, and other musical items that are introduced in a softer way. They’re integrated as part of the story, and it’s that integration that truly promotes the absorption we’re all looking for as parents of toddlers.
Another thing I’ll say about this book is that there are a large number of interesting characters. There is no shortage of cool characters, from a tree named Wispy to a group of hippy musicians, the characters are all unique. Along with said uniqueness, the characters are described and used to further the story. They don’t just sit there on the page, but instead become part of the learning experience for your little one. For example, it’s pretty easy to identify a butterfly when it’s described with large golden wings and the page is filled with a giant golden butterfly. If your little one didn’t know what a butterfly was before this book, they will after!
Speaking of illustrations….Apoorva Dingar is the illustrator for Luna and Alook’s Magical Music Book. Apoorva’s illustrations are nothing short of brilliant, as they literally explode off the screen. They’re as vibrant as any illustration I’ve seen in any book and they really make the book magical to look at.
Now, as per usual, Kimberley Kleczka is providing a great deal of extras with her book. The Magical Music Book comes complete with a read-through video completed by yours truly! 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 it isn’t good enough to provide you with a free video, the book is being offered for free on Kindle from April 27th until May 1st (use the link above to take advantage of that)! In the meantime, here’s the video for Luna and Alook’s Magical Music Book.
Thanks for reading…to your toddlers,