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The connection between music and storytelling lies at the core of our human nature – Marion Long

Tiny Owl Music & Storytelling campaign continues Music is one of most emotional and enduring forms of storytelling; early cultures often share their stories through music. With the launch of our brand new series called Children. Music. Life, of which the first book of the series, The Drum, is coming out soon, we have started a campaign to explore the relationship between children, music and stories. You can keep up to date by searching for #TinyOwlDrum and #ChildrenMusicLife.…


The music series is designed to get children moving and thinking – Ken Wilson-Max

An interview with Ken Wilson-Max  Buy The Drum Ken Wilson-Max is the author of our latest picture book The Drum the first in our new Children.Music.Life series. Ken was born in Zimbabwe and now lives and works in London. He is the author and illustrator of several award-winning books. Read his interview below:  The Drum is the perfect book to move and dance to. What does music mean to you? Music is so important. It helps…


A celebration of coming together, orchestrated by the beat of a drum

An article by fab author Pippa Goodhart Buy The Drum Read a wonderful review of The Drum by Pippa Goodhart on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure: From the moment of our conception, we grow to a rhythm of a beating hearts; our mother’s and, soon, our own heart too.  That instinct for the pattern of a beat instilled in us then never leaves us, especially if it is nurtured through music.  Watch any group of people when music…


Dancing and singing, launching The Drum!

Buy The Drum Last Saturday, a sunny day on the eve of Easter half-term, children and adults gathered together to make music and celebrate the launch of Ken Wilson-Max’s The Drum. The launch took place in the middle of the African and Caribbean Spring Mini Market at New Beacon Books. Before the event people were bustling around the cosy bookshop, eating delicious Caribbean food and looking at handmade products such as soaps and baby toys. There was…

Catell Ronca with The Drum

I wanted the colours to communicate life – Catell Ronca

An interview with illustrator Catell Ronca Buy The Drum Catell Ronca is the illustrator of The Drum, which is the first book in our new Children.Music.Life. series. She lives and works in Switzerland and we interviewed her about The Drum and music in general. Read it below: What three words would you use to describe The Drum? Life, joy, self-expression. Did you play any musical instruments growing up? Yes, the piano, the guitar, the recorder,…