Drummer Boy is the first picture book Loren Long both wrote and illustrated. The book is inspired by the song "The Little Drummer Boy". The drummer boy finds his way to a little boy and into his heart. One day he is knocked into the trash on accident and carried out with the garbage. The drummer boy makes a journey to various places and each time his gift of drumming seems to save him. Eventually he finds his way back to the boy and plays to a most precious audience.
Loren Long is also well know for his recreation of the classic book The Little Engine That Could, and one of my favorite books to read to my girls Otis (I'll have to go on about this book in another post!!)
If you want to read more about Loren Long, here is his official site. http://www.lorenlong.com/