Tubby The Tuba by Paul TrippTubby The Tuba by Paul Tripp

Tubby The Tuba

byPaul TrippIllustratorHenry Cole

Hardcover | October 19, 2006

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For sixty years audiences have been charmed by the adventures of a tuba named Tubby. All day long, Tubby plays oompah, oompah with his orchestra, but what he really wants is to "dance with the pretty little tune." A resourceful bullfrog shows Tubby that everyone has the right to play his own melody. When the recording of Tubby the Tuba was first released, it met with instant success, and it went on to sell 13 million copies. Now these classic characters have been reimagined by Henry Cole in this stunning picture book, which comes complete with a CD of the author's performance with full orchestration. This is a musical and visual treat for a whole new generation to enjoy the world's most famous tuba.
Paul Tripp was a children's musician, author, songwriter, and actor.Henry Cole is a self-taught artist and the beloved illustrator of more than twenty books for young readers. He lives in Wilton Manors, Florida.
Title:Tubby The TubaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9.37 × 0.35 inPublished:October 19, 2006Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0525477179

ISBN - 13:9780525477174

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"In this…satisfying 1940s tale, a tuba that wants to play melodies rather than just oompah-ing along in the background finds unlikely inspiration. In a retro style that harks back to the story’s original era, Cole outfits the flexible-bodied instruments with human faces and limbs (though modern dress), and sends bars of music floating past at opportune moments. All in all, the story will still appeal to modern young audiences…."—Kirkus Reviews