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“Will Someone Play w Bluey?” the Musical Instruments Come to Life in Kids Book That Teaches Kindness, Respect & Anti Bullying


Eileen Ivers, a Grammy-awarded violinist, and educator released her debut children’s book, “WILL SOMEONE PLAY BLUEY?”, which teaches kindness and respect for each other. Ivers, known for her unique musical style and blue violin, “Bluey,” connects her musical and family experiences in the heartwarming story.

Eileen’s Music School is a magical place. When the children go home, the instruments speak. Drake the drum, Finn the flute and the other instruments tease and bully Bluey, but the scorned violin finds a true friend in Priscilla the piano. Ivers, the children’s book author, was inspired to conceive of the book during the pandemic. “While Covid shut down my concert tour schedule,” says Ivers, “this unexpected pause enabled me to refocus my creative energy into writing this children’s book.”

“WILL SOMEONE PLAY BLUEY?” is a playful picture book perfect for children, ages 4-10. The book, written in rhyme and rhythm, explores the concepts of self-confidence and standing up for yourself. Ivers also wrote the book after her son experienced bullying on the school bus. “I was proud to see him return the next day and stand up for himself,” says Ivers. “This inspired me to want to write something that would help children not only feel better if they had been the victim of bullying but would also help children understand the impact of bullying and the importance of recognizing and celebrating our differences.” Ivers hopes that, through the lessons presented in the book, parents and educators can explore discussions on anti-bullying, diversity, and being kind.

Ivers regularly tours, performs in concert halls, headlines music festivals, and has guest starred with over 50 symphony orchestras to date. She’s been called a “sensation” by Billboard magazine and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” by The New York Times. “She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing,” says The Irish Times.

“WILL SOMEONE PLAY BLUEY?” is available on Amazon – in both print and Kindle editions, through Barnes & Noble, and booksellers everywhere. The audiobook will be available for readers and listeners. More about Ivers and her work can be found at www.eileenivers.com.

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