Big PB Planet applause for Song of Middle C by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Scott Menchin (Candlewick Press, 2009). Much preparation goes into a girl's first piano recital--tireless practicing, extensive visualization... and lucky underwear. But when her big moment finally comes, so do the butterflies-in-the-stomach. What will the girl do if she can't remember her piece? Menchin's cartoony-but-expressive artwork (love the wood elves and "floating heads" of the audience!) perfectly illustrates all the nuances and nerves of McGhee's funny text. Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today!