The setting for this picture book is Trinidad during the time of Carnival. Winston, the young main character, along with the other villagers of John John are preparing to celebrate by participating in the annual parade. The best band in the parade will be awarded free rotis, a much-loved fried pancake treat. Inspired by music made by various village bands, Winston uses his creativity and help from his friends to create his own Carnival band.
This book is full of fun sound words (onomatopoeia) and colorful paintings. Young elementary school students who like music and/or learning about other cultures will enjoy Drummer Boy of John John.