The Piano Recital (Hardcover)
Here's another magical, dreamlike picture book from Akiko Miyakoshi, the multi-award-winning and internationally bestselling author-illustrator. The imaginative narrative is woven around the common childhood experience of anxiety, felt by performers but also by every child who faces a new life challenge. Momo serves as a wonderful example to children, using the power of her imagination to understand and work through her feelings. Even the youngest readers will be able to follow this story through the beautiful and fantastically detailed illustrations, which perfectly capture Momo's emotions as she transitions from the real to the imagined and back again.
Akiko Miyakoshi was born in Saitama, on the island of Honshu in Japan. She began creating picture books while studying visual communication design at Musashino Art University. Her first picture book, The Storm, won the Nissan Children's Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix.
This story ... fulfills the wish of reluctant recital players (and some nonrecitalists as well) to find themselves in another world entirely.—Publishers Weekly
Honoring imagination, this enchanting fantasy offers alternatives and antidotes to anxiety.—School Library Journal, starred review
Miyakoshi conjures an edgy magic ...—Booklist
... among the best bedtime books ever written.—Chicago Tribune
... a feast for eyes and ears that children will enjoy.—CM Magazine
This lovely little story can be used as a great tool for a child with performance anxiety.—ABQLA