The Cardboard Piano

The Cardboard Piano

by Lynne Rae Perkins
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The Cardboard Piano by Lynne Rae Perkins

When Debbie gives Tina a cardboard piano, she is sure that Tina will love it. After all, Debbie spent a long time making it, and it looks just like a real piano. Now Tina can learn to play, too. It will be so amazing.

But just because you are friends with somebody, and just because you are the same in most ways, doesn't mean that you will always see eye to eye.

Friendship can be tricky. Really, really tricky. Even for true best friends. Even for Debbie and Tina.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061542657
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Edition description: DVD Included
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of three other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, and Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. 

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of three other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, and Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. 

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Cardboard Piano 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This picture book is perfect for kids who love music, especially playing the piano. I really enjoyed reading this story about Debbie and Tina. Even though they are best friends, they don’t have everything in common with each other. Usually it evens out, but sometimes it does not. In this book, one of them loves playing the piano and the other doesn’t. Debbie makes a cardboard piano for Tina to see if she might start to like playing the piano. But Tina does not enjoy it very much. The story is about how Debbie and Tina work things out, mainly from Debbie’s point of view. I really liked Debbie’s character in this book because, like Debbie, I love playing the piano too. I also love swimming and going on adventures like she does. This book reminded me of all the good times and difficult times I have when I am with my friends, and how we work things out. I think this book might help kids learn that friends don’t always have to be exactly alike to be good friends, play with each other and enjoy each other’s company. The unusual and interesting thing about this book is that it uses speech bubbles instead of paragraphs for conversations. I have not read too many picture books like that. It taught me a new way to read conversations. I think any kid who is 5 to 10 years old would enjoy reading this book. I give this book 4 stars, because it has beautiful illustrations and I liked the colorful and happy story. But, although I liked reading it, I felt that some parts of it can be confusing to younger kids like me, and the story ends quite abruptly. Also, I felt that the story about the old man and dancing was not necessary and just made it more confusing – I was wishing the story would get back to the point when I was reading that part. Review by Dhruv K., age 6, North Texas Mensa