Author: Mildred Pitts Walter

Illustrator: Margot Tomes

Publisher: Four Winds Press (pb. Scholastic Inc.)

Narrated by: Lou Rawls

Description: TY'S ONE-MAN BAND is the story of a mysterious stranger who creates a one-man band out of odds and ends. LeVar discovers lots of different music: a rap band, do-wop group, jazz and salsa. Ben Vereen dances.

Activity Suggestion: Explain that onomatopoeia is a word that indicatesa natural sound. Have students name and draw words to reflect its sound. Some examples are: crash, pow, crunch, hiss, clink, slurp, fizz, smash, slam, clack.

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