In the very special children?s book, An Instrument for Eddie, Eddie is an unusual elephant who loves to perform. He dreams of music, and his fondest wish is to play a musical instrument. Eddie tries to learn how to play several different instruments, but is unsuccessful. Eddie is also a resourceful elephant and he never gives up. Through his determination, he finally discovers an instrument that is just right for him! This extraordinary book was inspired by a true story about a little boy with a hearing impairment, who was also determined to play a musical instrument. Just like Eddie, this little boy didn?t give up. Because of his determination and passion for music, the little boy is also able to play an instrument just like other children.