S: AJ's Musical Talent!
FC: A J's Musical Talent! Malachi Atkinson
1: Dedicated to my | Little Brother | Matthew
3: A J's Musical Talent!
4: TODAY WAS A VERY Great DAY!
5: Especially for a little boy named A J.
6: Today Was the day to try out for band
7: To sign up is what AJ did first hand!
8: There was nothing in the world AJ wanted more to do.
9: Joining the band was a dream come true!
10: AJ had his mind set.
11: HE KNEW FOR | SURE TO | PICK THE | CLARINET!
12: He could hear in his mind its wondrous tune!
13: He skipped to school when the clock struck noon!
14: He can hear the bees buzzing and the gentle breeze humming
15: It was like a song in the band that was coming
16: When he arrived at the school he headed straight to the class. | He knew for a fact that he would pass!
17: AJ picked up a dazzling clarinet and played a song, But to his surprise it turned out all wrong!
18: So he picked up the clarinet and tried once more!
19: But when he failed again his instructor said, "Sorry, but your time is over."
20: The poor boy did not make it and cried all day!
21: He cried so much his mom asked, "What happened AJ?"
22: He Told his mom how he did not make the band.
23: He said "I'm so sad I could turn into sand!"
24: His mom said, "I know a way for you to learn clarinet,"
25: Ms. Bennet! | you'll learn | From a teacher | Named...
26: AJ practiced with Ms. Bennet everyday,
27: He was determined to learn how to play.
28: He learned.... The Notes, | The Keys | And he learned The Songs
29: He Played so fluently absolutely nothing went wrong!
30: He was so happy to learn clarinet, To Ms. Bennet he said,"The help you gave me I'll never forget!"
31: He went to bed with a very wide smile, He knew learning clarinet was very worthwhile. | I Can't Wait!
32: The next day he tried out again,
33: and this time...
34: He made it in!
35: He played so smooth and graceful, his instructor said, "AJ you played wonderful!"
36: AJ learned that with a little help is all he will need To always, always, always succeed
37: THE END
39: Authors Note This was made from some of my own experiences in the band,though I did twist up things a little (By a little I mean a lot!). For example, I did choose to play the clarinet because of its wide range of notes. And because it looked cool. I made this book for my baby brother, Matthew, to tell him that you need to be determined in order to succeed, but also to tell him not to be afraid to ask for help. Also, if you are wondering what AJ stands for well... It actually means nothing, I just couldn't come up with a name for the main character. -- Malachi Atkinson