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Publisher Comments:

A great way to introduce children to classical music.

America’s first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to parents and teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music—tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan—or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work.

Review:

"Along with Peter and the Wolf, Saint-Saëns's suite has long been the go-to piece to introduce children to classical music. This delightful collection of new poems by Prelutsky serves as both helpful libretto and stand-alone treasure. The poems correlate to the animal-themed movements and neatly capture each creature's essence. Staccato verse mirrors the hens' frantic pace ('They scurry scurry scurry/ They fuss and fret and fret and fuss/ With feathers in a flurry'), while humor spotlights the rooster's machismo ('He seems to think a chicken egg/ Was something he invented'). GrandPré's (Tickety Tock) vibrant acrylic and paper collage scenes exude the same imaginative insight. The feathers of the egocentric rooster curl into a finger that points to himself as he balances an egg on his beak. Wild donkeys, who 'haven't any manners,' are crazily disruptive at a birthday party, with one inhaling the food, sporting whipped cream and sprinkles on his head. This nod to the familiar pin-the-tail party game reveals just how deeply child-savvy these two talents remain. An accompanying CD contains music performed by the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra and poems read by Prelutsky. Ages 6 — 12. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

This book-and-CD set is a great way to introduce children to classical music. America's first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saens's "The Carnival of the Animals."

About the Author

Jack Prelutsky, America’s first Children’s Poet Laureate, is the king of funny verse. Two of his recent books are The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from Beyond the Solar System and Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More.

Mary GrandPré is best known as the illustrator of the Harry Potter books. She has also illustrated The Blue Shoe by Roderick Townley and the picture book Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat by Jennifer Armstrong.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375864582
Author:
Prelutsky, Jack
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Grandpre, Mary
Created by:
Saint-Saens, Camille
Created:
Saint-Saens, Camille
Author:
Saint-Saens, Camille
Author:
Grandpre, Mary
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Series:
Book and CD
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.46x10.26x.39 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
06-12

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375864582 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Along with Peter and the Wolf, Saint-Saëns's suite has long been the go-to piece to introduce children to classical music. This delightful collection of new poems by Prelutsky serves as both helpful libretto and stand-alone treasure. The poems correlate to the animal-themed movements and neatly capture each creature's essence. Staccato verse mirrors the hens' frantic pace ('They scurry scurry scurry/ They fuss and fret and fret and fuss/ With feathers in a flurry'), while humor spotlights the rooster's machismo ('He seems to think a chicken egg/ Was something he invented'). GrandPré's (Tickety Tock) vibrant acrylic and paper collage scenes exude the same imaginative insight. The feathers of the egocentric rooster curl into a finger that points to himself as he balances an egg on his beak. Wild donkeys, who 'haven't any manners,' are crazily disruptive at a birthday party, with one inhaling the food, sporting whipped cream and sprinkles on his head. This nod to the familiar pin-the-tail party game reveals just how deeply child-savvy these two talents remain. An accompanying CD contains music performed by the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra and poems read by Prelutsky. Ages 6 — 12. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , This book-and-CD set is a great way to introduce children to classical music. America's first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saens's "The Carnival of the Animals."
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