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Kids Fiction 144
Music and Lullabies
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
'Bach to the Rescue!!!' by Tom Angleberger, illustrated by Elio, is a cute and comedic story about a rich dude who hires someone not-so-rich to play him lullabies. The person he hires is Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, and while he does a nice job, the rich guy is constantly waking up the whole town every time he screams to get Goldberg to come to play him to sleep. Eventually Bach comes along with a variety of lullabies that he writes specifically for the rich guy, and all's well that ends well.

The illustrations definitely help bring the book to life and enhance the excitement surrounding Bach's entrance on the scene. Whether or not this story is based in truth or not, the intent to bring a story about music to kids is well-conceived. It sheds light on how some methods of crafting writing can be quite non-traditional, yet can bring about something truly great.
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The illustrations definitely help bring the book to life and enhance the excitement surrounding Bach's entrance on the scene. It sheds light on how some methods of crafting writing can be quite non-traditional, yet can bring about something truly great.
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