Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 (and parents, too!) on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children. The engaging text is broken into three sections: an introduction to each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani, the stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky and an explanation of different musical styles from Baroque to Modern. Each step of the way, children can listen to actual musical examples of what they are learning about. Young readers will hear the sound of an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer's precocious exploits as a child.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/2/2000Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This lyrical romp through the orchestra begins with animal musicians slowly gathering for the evening performance. Poetic descriptions suggest the sounds of the instruments, and lively watercolor illustrations capture the playful essence of each musician and musical instrument. It’s a smashing introduction to classical music, and a must prior to a first visit to the symphony.”--Publishers WeeklyBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/27/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This book is a great introduction to music.. Each button introduces a new orchestral sound. A charming musical book fun to share with your little one.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/2013Pages: 10Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Every day, Antonio Vivaldi composes a new orchestral piece, and every day, the orphan Candida transcribes Vivaldi’s masterpiece into sheet music for the Invisible Orchestra. Nobody notices Candida or appreciates her hard work. But one day Candida accidentally slips a poem she wrote into the sheet music and the girl so often behind the shadows gets recognized for her own talents. Vivaldi really did have an Invisible Orchestra made up of orphan girls he taught to play. This beautiful book pays tribute to their inspiration.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/28/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Shake. Rattle. Jingle. Clack. And toot.This colorful set introduces kids to a collection of kid-friendly music-makers. Includes a maraca with multicolored beads, peppy tambourine, adjustable bendy bells, easy-to-snap castanet and the classic recorder. Musical activity sparks creative play and helps develop multiple sensory and fine motor skills. Age: 3 years and up Why You'll Love It: Works great for a one-kid band or a five-member playdate ensemble. Features Durable construction Festive design Includes Maraca Recorder Tambourine Bendy bell Castanet
Baby Einstein Neptune Ocean Orchestra The Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra from Baby Einstein introduces your little one to the beautiful world of classical music. Engaging and interactive, Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra allows your baby to explore how instrument sounds are combined to create classical masterpieces from Mozart, Beethoven and Vivaldi -- each re-orchestrated just for little ears.Product Dimensions (inches): 8.5 (L) by 0.5 (W) by 5.5 (H)Age: 3 months to 36 monthsRecommended Ages:0 – 3
Another stunning picture book biography of a prominent twentieth-century African-American in the arts, from the creative team behind Alvin Ailey. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/12/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Here's a book with something new - you read to me! I'll read to you! We'll read each page to one another - you'll read one side, I the other. A unique book 'in two voices' that uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, short sentences) to invite young children to read along with an adult. Each of the twelve short stories fit on one spread and features childlike themes - family, friendship, pets and seasons.With clear, color-coded typography and amusing illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/5/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The animal orchestra is warming up and the animals in the audience are buzzing with anticipation about the musical program featuring Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart and Copland, plus many other great classical composers. The baby conductor has made his entrance.
An animal orchestra comes to life to lead kids through the alphabet.Meet Abe the Alligator, Benny the Bear, and more!-Book and CD.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 9/8/2005Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Mix and match with Mozart. Add a harp. Bring on the violin. Now try the flute. The Mozart Magic Cube encourages musical experimentation as players add and subtract instruments to conduct masterpieces. Push the instrument buttons to hear new musical combos, or choose the orchestra option for the full effect. This award-winning product includes eight Mozart classics, plus eye-catching lights that flash along to the music. Why You’ll Love It: Your child will be learning from the best - after all, Mozart composed his first piece when he was five! Age: All ages Features 5 individual instrument buttons - harp, flute, French horn, piano and violin 1 orchestra button Soft, rounded corners Required Batteries: 3 “AA batteries (included)
Antoinette Portis again captures the thrill of when pretend feels so real that it becomes real. With a stick in hand, the options are endlesswhether it's conducting an orchestra, painting a masterpiece, or slaying a dragongive a child a stick and let imagination take over and the magic begin. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/26/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
When this book begins, the trombone is playing all by itself. But soon a trumpet makes a duet, a french horn a trio, and so on until the entire orchestra is assembled on stage. Written in elegant and rhythmic verse and illustrated with playful and flowing artwork, this unique counting book is the perfect introduction to musical groups. Readers of all ages are sure to shout "Encore!" when they reach the final page of this joyous celebration of classical music.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This lively and lyrical jaunt from actor and author John Lithgow comes with a CD of his celebrated song!Oh, children! Remember! Whatever you may do,Never play music right next to the zoo.They'll burst from their cages, each beast and each bird,Desperate to play all the music they've heard.A concert gets out of hand when the animals at the neighboring zoo storm the stage and play the instruments themselves in this hilarious picture book based on one of John Lithgow's best-loved tunes. This package includes a CD of John and an orchestra performing the song!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/22/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Move your feet to the beat when you gather 'round with Bear(TM) and his friends in the Big Blue House for three dance-tastic episodes that encourage creativity, individuality, and boost your child's self-confidence! In "Music To My Ears," everybody uses their voices and instruments to create Ojo's(TM) special orchestra, while Treelo(TM) shows everyone how to dip and twirl in "Dance Fever." Then, the band helps Bear(TM) reclaim his cha-cha-cha in "I For-Got Rhythm!?" for an all-singing, all-dancing day of friendship and fun!
Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/1/2004Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
For nearly half a century, Amelia Bedelia has been turning ordinary tasks into extraordinary fun. Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes with a pencil and sketchpad. She makes sponge cake with a real sponge. She recruits a train conductor to lead an orchestra. And when she's driving toward a fork in the road, she's also on the lookout for a spoon. You can count on the well-meaning Amelia Bedelia to take things to hilariously literal extremes. But you can also count on her putting her heart and friendship into everything she does—and always having a scrumptious cake or pie ready to share at the end of a long day. This book includes four of Amelia Bedelia's most beloved adventures; a CD to listen to while you read; and recipes, games, and more. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/22/2009Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
It is almost Friday night. Outside, the dark is getting darker," and here and there around the city ninety-two men and thirteen women are getting dressed to go to work. First they bathe and put on their underwear. Then they don special black-and-white apparel. Then when the one hundred and five people are completely ready, each takes a musical instrument and travels to midtown. There, at 8:30 tonight, they will work together: playing. In these pages Karla Kuskin and Marc Simont combine their talents to give us a delightful and unusual inside view of one way an orchestra prepares. Nominee, 1983 American Book AwardNotable Children's Books of 1983 (ALA)1983 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)Outstanding Children's Books of 1982 (NYT)A Reading Rainbow Selection1983 Teachers' Choices (NCTE)Children's Books of 1982 (Library of Congress)Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/25/1986Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
For sixty years audiences have been charmed by the adventures of a tuba named Tubby. All day long, Tubby plays oompah, oompah with his orchestra, but what he really wants is to "dance with the pretty little tune." A resourceful bullfrog shows Tubby that everyone has the right to play his own melody. When the recording of Tubby the Tuba was first released, it met with instant success, and it went on to sell 13 million copies. Now these classic characters have been reimagined by Henry Cole in this stunning picture book, which comes complete with a CD of the author's performance with full orchestration. This is a musical and visual treat for a whole new generation to enjoy the world's most famous tuba.Book Details:Format: Book+CDPublication Date: 10/19/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
From the cello to the clarinet to the trumpet to the drums, Those Amazing Musical Instruments! takes readers on a musical tour, with notes on the history, construction and sounds of the instruments from each of the major instrument "families." They can see the parts of the violin working together, read about the flute in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," or hear the different sounds of the tuba on the included CD-ROM. This interactive CD-ROM includes individual musical samples giving readers an audible taste of each instrument, as well as full orchestra pieces showing how they play together.Those Amazing Musical Instruments! features noted conductor Marin Alsop as kids' guide to the instruments, offering helpful comments and tips throughout the book.Book Details:Format: Book+CDPublication Date: 9/1/2007Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
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