Aston has two granddads; one is from the north of England and the other from the Caribbean. Now, Aston, his parents and his two grandfathers all live in the same place. Aston enjoys spending time with each grandad and wants to learn to play their instruments. He learns about both steel drums and trumpets.
The story goes on to show how the bands of both grandfathers come together to play at a school fair. Initially Roy and Harry squabble but, with Aston’s assistance, they come together and form a unique group.
This story includes some information on simple instruments that can be made at home. The book’s twist on cooperation involving adults (not children) will be entertaining to young listeners or readers.
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this e galley in exchange for my honest review.
Aston looked from grandad to grandad as they argued about how much everyone liked their different types of music.
Aston and his grandads smiled at each other as they struck up the band and played one more time.
“I love playing music,” said Aston. “It makes me so happy!” And he gave a big BANG on the steel drum and then a loud TOOT on the trumpet.