Author(s): Nicki Greenberg
BOM! went the bear on the big bass drum. Ting-ting-a-ting-ting-a Strum strum strum. Bear loves to play his big bass drum. On his own. Making as much noise as he can, marching around like he's king of all the land. It looks like so much fun that soon he's joined by all manner of enthusiastic musicians. But with so many animals determined to deliver a command performance, is there room for Bear to march to the beat of his own drum?
..".the abundant soundeffects make for jubilant reading. But even more valuable and rare is the idea...is that happiness does not require being part of an ensemble. Playing solo is just fine." - "Publishers Weekly""
Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator with a special interest in sequential art. Her first picture books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. Since then she has dedicated most of her ink to comics, but has also written and illustrated fiction and non-fiction books for children. She is the creator of the graphic novel adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare's Hamlet, which was joint winner of the 2011 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award and the delightful picture book for younger readers Monkey Red Monkey Blue. Nicki lives in Melbourne, Australia with her lovely family and two orange-coloured animals.