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Sunday 7 July 2019

Review: Reece Give Me Some Peace!

A rhythmic story of fun sounds, Mum’s curiosity and Reece’s love for music.

Reece Give Me Some Peace! follows Mum and Reece’s day at home focusing on sounds which disrupt Mum, from a Ding dong ding before breakfast to a Cling clang clash after dinner.

Each sound travels through the house stemming from a different instrument played by Reece including a trumpet, a cello, a xylophone and more. With a child who loves noise this much, will Mum ever get some peace?

The illustrations and text are wonderfully suited to each other, together they create a homely setting with relatable mother and child characters. I love how a ginger pet cat appears in every scene with an exaggerated expression to suit the story at that point.

Filled with repetition, rhythm, rhyme and interesting sounds, this story is an upbeat journey sure to inspire imagination, singing, and musical play - it would be a great introduction to musical instruments for children aged 3 and over. A fun and engaging story to read aloud, especially in a group, time and time again.

Sonia Besulic and Nancy Bevington are also the author and illustrator team of the recently released and reviewed Kisses In Your heart.

Title: Reece Give Me Some Peace!
Author: Sonia Bestulic
Illustrator: Nancy Bevington
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing, $14.99
Publication Date: 28 August 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925675542
For ages: 6 – 8
Type: Picture Book