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Yamada, Kazuaki

A Concert in the Park

(2) PS A child with a harmonica encounters a rabbit playing piano at the park. With successive page-turns, more animal musicians arrive, leading to a concert. Cleverly, right-side pages physically increase in width, reflecting the increase in the instruments' sound. Yamada's deliberate telling lays out the story with matter-of-fact clarity. Sweet, blocky paintings, with cuddly-looking animals playing more realistically rendered instruments, capture the essential fantasy in their insouciant tone.


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