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Here We Come!

Illustrated by Christine Davenier

Join a cast of friends, human and animal alike, as they embark on a musical read-aloud adventure in this upbeat, joyful picture book.

A boy sets off with his flute and his stuffed bear and a rum-pum-pum. As they make their way through the town and the woods, they ask, “Wanna come?” Soon, kids and creatures join in the fun one by one, playing instruments, singing, and dancing to the catchy tune.

But will a storm bring their fun-filled musical parade to an end?

Photo courtesy of the author

Janna Matthies is a children’s book author and guitar-toting preschool “Music Lady” in her hometown of Indianapolis. Her books include The Goodbye Cancer Garden, which earned a starred review in School Library JournalTwo Is Enough, and Here We Come!. When she’s not writing, Janna can be found in the garden, in the lap lanes at the neighborhood pool, or at Little League games with her husband and three kids.

Photo courtesy of the illustrator

Christine Davenier’s favorite dessert is profiterole au chocolat. She is the illustrator of many books for children including the Iris and Walter series by Elissa Haden Guest and The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson, for which Christine received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year Award. She lives in Paris.

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