What an amazing Children's book with so much history about Music and Mr. Joe Lear. If you want to help Children learn about the importance of Music and instruments this is the book for you. Can't wait to read it to the Daycare kids. I can't wait for the Author's next book.
I am married to my own music man - it was so fun to read this book, the love of music just jumped off the pages. It would be a great way to show children that they don't have to just play one instrument and that they can continue to play even when they grow up!!
If you have a child who loves music this is a really fun read.
Great glimpse into the life of a local music man and his instruments.
Award-winning journalist Jennifer Antonik has published “The Music Man: Our Rootin’, Tootin’ Hero,” her first children’s book about a hometown hero’s path to a new passion.
Over the years, Antonik has written all kinds of stories for Delaware and her hometown community. She currently works as the public relations coordinator for the Delaware Farm Bureau, helping tell the stories of farmers and ranchers in the First State. Branching out into the realm of children’s books has been a dream she is proud to have begun realizing.
Jennifer Antonik believes that reading is extremely important to children and, since she loved telling stories of her own, it was only natural that she would write a children’s book.
She found that her writing talent, her love of reading and her ability to tell a story combined nicely in writing books aimed toward children.
“There’s something special about watching a child’s eyes light up when you lead them on a new adventure or tell them something they didn’t know,” Antonik said. “It’s that joy of life that inspired me to start writing children’s books, especially with my Granddaddy’s story in mind.”
Antonik’s first book, “The Music Man: Our Rootin’, Tootin’ Hero,” was recently published and released on Christmas Day.