Do you ever wonder what the big deal was about The Beatles? If you don’t believe your grandparents, take a trip through the 1950s, 60s and 70s with this colorful picture book. Starting with John and Paul's boyhood stories, it traces the formation, wild success and then the end of the Fab Four’s musical journey. The two-page spreads offer vivid drawings overlaid with multiple cartoon boxes and panels, many revealing funny little insights about the boys' personalities or musical skills. The chronological account also relates the Beatle’s storyline to dramatic, related world events --- rock and roll, hippies, the Vietnam War --- and how teenagers were becoming a distinct cultural group in Europe and America.
This book will appeal to kids whose parents make them listen to “oldies” in the car as well as to music fans and, er, … adults.
Mary Jo, Kids World