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The Remarkable Farkle McBride

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Author: C. F. Payne

Our family has been learning about music and this was a fun, short read that we enjoyed together.  It tells the story of Farkle McBride and his amazing talent for music- only he easily grows bored of the instruments he plays- moving from one to the other until he finds the musical thing he enjoys doing the most!  The pictures are excellent.  The expressions on the people's faces are so clear and fun to study.  It captured my children's interest (ages 9, 8 and 6) and mine (mom's) as well!  The words in the book rhyme and are fun to read.  My children enjoyed picking out the instruments they knew of and learning a few new ones, too.  This was a cute story and I recommend it for families who want something short and fun to read.