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
It has been a long, hard winter, and the Gypsies are glad to be leaving Lord Levin's mountains for the sunny plains of Lord Kaybale's lands. But that means time is running out for Heart. The old stories say that Castle Avamir is higher than the clouds, deep in a valley, under the stars, and over the moon. It makes no sense -- but if Heart can't solve the riddle, she might never find a safe haven for her beloved unicorns.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2003Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
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
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.
Reedle-ee Rootle-ee Vroom-pety BANG! Young Farkle McBride is a musical genius: He plays the violin, the flute, the trombone, and the drums with incredible skill. But he's never satisfied: Something is missing. In his first book, actor and musician John Lithgow introduces a memorable character, a fickle yet lovable child prodigy who brings the sounds and rhythms of an orchestra to sprawling visual life. With a double gatefold showing the entire orchestra, this is the ultimate book for the music lover in all of us. Deedle-ee Doodle-ee Doom-pety CLANG!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2000Pages: 70Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Like most dogs, Jake loves playing fetch. Unlike most dogs, Jake loves music even more. He loves to wag his tail to the beat of an ordinary day and "sing" with the birds. When his friend Richie, the principal stagehand at the Philharmonic, brings Jake to work one day, Jake is treated to a lesson in real music. He "woofs!" to the tweeting woodwinds and "ruffs!" to the deep horns, but when he hears the entire symphony orchestra practice, he knows to be quiet and listen. And when a crisis develops at that night's performance, Jake steps onstage and steals the show. Inspired by the real-life mascot of the New York Philharmonic, Jake the Philharmonic Dog is a pitch-perfect introduction to the different sounds and instruments of the orchestra. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/22/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 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)
In Echo Falls, secrets buried in the past don't always stay there. An idyllic day of snowshoeing on Grampy's land with Joey Strade turns out to be less than idyllic when thirteen-year-old super sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill stumbles upon a body lying in the snow. This discovery sends the town of Echo Falls into a tailspin in which secrets long hidden are revealed and Grampy gets sent to jail. While Ingrid works to clear Grampy's name and uncover what really happened to the man in the snow, she discovers even more secrets she wishes she never knew. Just like the character Gretel, whom Ingid is playing in the Prescott Players' production of Hansel and Gretel, Ingrid must go deep into the darkness to find the truth. In the third book in the Edgar Awardnominated and national bestselling Echo Falls series, Peter Abrahams's talent for building suspense shines as Ingrid embarks on her most harrowing adventure yet. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/31/2009Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Berlioz and his bear orchestra are playing the gala ball in the village square at eight o'clock. But a strange buzzing sound coming from inside Berlioz's double bass causes him to steer the mule-driven bandwagon of musicians into a hole in the road. Who will rescue the wagon? Readers will be surprised at the answer. "Quintessential Brett and a pleasure to behold."--Booklist. Full color.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/15/1996Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 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
After many years of being away, a giant returns home to find children have been playing in his garden every afternoon. Now he must decide if he will share his large, lovely garden or keep its beauty for himself. Complimented by enchanting artwork and an audio version complete with symphony orchestra, this classic fairy tale springs to life in an imaginative adaptation that will inspire children of all ages for generations.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2011Pages: 28Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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
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