Contributor David Schulman visits Brazilian musician Cyro Baptista in his New Jersey garage. He keeps a huge array of percussive objects and plays them all - this includes bird calls from Cabela's outfitters. Thanks to our partners at Musicians in Their Own Words.
And for this day The Story's tradition- we offer stories from writer Tomie dePaola. His books have won top literary awards for children: the Newbery Medal for outstanding writing and the Caldecott Medal for illustration.