About the book --
Practice before play!
Davy’s imagination takes him on an unusual ride down a snowy, steep
hill. With vibrant, full-color paintings and a simple text, the joy of
sledding is demonstrated through the mind of a young child, eager to go
outside. This story teaches that while every child needs to play, have
fun and enjoy life, there is discipline that helps a person learn things
that are life-enriching. For Davy, it is the violin.
– Taken from the dust jacket
“Ms. Cronin’s sweet and imaginative adventure took me back to the days
when I, too, was a ‘Davy’ who far preferred sledding down a snowy hill
over practicing my violin. Hopefully Davy will inspire others who will,
like me, grow up to appreciate their parents for having instilled in
them the value of ‘practice -before-playtime’.”
Violinist and Cyber Security Professional
“Davy’s Ride Down is a playful, snowy adventure that captures the
essence of a typical New England winter through the eyes of a young boy.
Energetic (and at times silly!), this story captivates its audience with
charming imagery and vibrant illustrations. This book is perfect for
your family story time, ready to be read by the fireplace as it kindles
the imagination of every child and child at heart.”
Stephanie Morey-Barry, M.A.
Early Childhood Educator; Singing Instructor
“Witty narrative, and vivid illustrations are what makes ‘Davy’s Ride
Down’ such an enjoyable and nostalgic trip to a time when life was so
simple. As expressed in the title, the story is in fact a fun and
interesting ‘ride’ that kept me captivated throughout.”
Composer: You’re a Good Man, Scott Brown (2010); Piano Instructor