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When Uncle Took the Fiddle

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Everyone is tired -- Grandma, Grandpa Mother and Brother. Even Brown Dog can't find the energy to move, until...Uncle takes the fiddle up off the wall. He plays a lively tune that not only gets the family going, but, before you know it, has everyone in the hollow clapping and dancing and joining in with music of their own.
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Published September 1st 1999 by Orchard Books (NY)
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Emma Biays
Sep 22, 2014 Emma Biays rated it really liked it
When Uncle Took the Fiddle shows the importance and power of music, which I think is so important for kids. It also shows a close community and family that comes together to dance and make music. In addition, it gives some cultural diversity to children that aren't familiar with the south, from the subject matter and vocabulary. It also used onomatopoeias strategically, but the illustrations were dull.
Megan Dorcas
Sep 23, 2014 Megan Dorcas rated it it was amazing
This book is cool because it shows how much one person can change a situation. Everybody was tired and dozing off, then once the uncle began to play, the party had officially begun and everyone joined in. Kids would like this book because kids always love parties and they also spend time together as a family.
Barbara
Feb 07, 2009 Barbara rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, music
This book illustrates the power of music to change moods and energy levels. When the book begins, everyone is the family is sleepy and settling down in various resting positions as if to nap. Then Uncle takes his fiddle and as he plays, everyone wakes up and by the end they were dancing, clapping, and having a wonderful time.
Kaycee Greenwood
Sep 22, 2014 Kaycee Greenwood rated it it was ok
The power music win amplified in the book. Once Uncle take a hold of the fiddle the mood the the book and the character changed. The fiddle brings the hold town to gather. I was not particularly a fan of the illustrations, although the book was written well.
Rachael
Sep 22, 2014 Rachael rated it liked it
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I don't think I would introduce this to my class unless we had a lesson over music. I'm not a big fan of this book, but it was okay. I wish there was more of a story behind this picture book because the pictures are beautiful!
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