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The All Animal Band
written by Jim Moore, illustrated by Norris Hall
Animal Band Productions, 2004
Hardcover, $16.00 (36 pages)
ISBN: 0-9752619-0-8
  The All Animal Band is based on the song "The All Animal Band" by Jim Moore, which he has performed since 1989 with his family entertainment act -- The Animal Band.

Willie the Squirrel sits in a tree enjoying the the musicians performing in the back yard of the park ranger's house. After he and his friends from the woods sneak in to play with the instruments, they decide to create their own instruments and form a band. The creatures of the forest all help make the instruments. Soon, they hold a concert in the forest, only to be discovered by a human -- and a talent agent, who offers to make them big stars.

The All Animal Band is a brightly colored book with characters that enchant with their innocent curiosity, determination, and celebration of life. The comical expressions capture those well known in small faces.

Jim Moore is an award-winning songwriter/recording artist. He is the creative force behind The Animal Band, one of America's leading family entertainment acts. He lives in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee with his wife Rhonda and their children Amber and Charlton.

Norris Hall is an illustrator, craft artist, painter and sculptor, best known for his colorful fish images and fun clocks. He lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with his wife Linda.


Joyce Dixon
Southern Scribe Reviews


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