The Man with the Violin
By Kathy Stinson
This is a GREAT picture book with an important theme for kids. It is about the importance of listening and paying attention to our surroundings.
The story opens with Dylan trying to get him mom to stop in the metro station because a man was playing the violin. The boy is absolutely captured by the man’s music. But Mom has other ideas. She just wants to get home. How can he make his mom stop and listen to this man? Why does she seem to be in such a hurry?
This story is based on a real event–Musician Joshua Bell’s concert in a Washington D.C. Metro Station. This story reminds the reader to open our eyes and ears to notice all the beauty all around us.
It seems that so many of us are in such a hurry. We seem closed from all of our immediate surroundings. And we miss a lot that is meaningful and important, as did Dylan’s mom.
Thank you Kathy for such a GREAT children’s book!
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth