The Cardboard Piano by Lynne Rae Perkins

The Cardboard Piano by Lynne Rae Perkins 150 150 Reader Views Kids

The Cardboard Piano
Lynne Rae Perkins
Greenwillow (2008)
ISBN 9780061542657
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 7) for Reader Views (7/08)


This is a fun story about two best friends named Debbie and Tina. They liked to be together and play dress up and have a good time. Debbie loved to play piano and Tina wanted to learn to play too. So, Debbie had a great idea to make Tina a piano so she could practice also. She made the piano out of cardboard! This really inspired me to want to make a piano of my own out of cardboard!

It was fun a first for Tina, but she didn’t like to play it alone, she thought it was boring. She would rather skate. Debbie was upset that Tina didn’t want to learn to play piano with her. She couldn’t understand why Tina didn’t like the cardboard piano.

Debbie tried to understand why Tina didn’t like the piano so she tried to play it herself. It didn’t make music in her head. She thought playing the real piano was better. So, instead of being sad she was happy to have fun together.

“The Cardboard Piano” by Lynne Rae Perkins is an awesome book for girls who like music and making things.

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