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Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo [With CD (Audio)]

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;This lively and lyrical jaunt from actor and author John Lithgow comes with a CD of his celebrated song!andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Oh, children! Remember! Whatever you may do,andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Never play music right next to the zoo.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Theyand#8217;ll burst from their cages, each beast and each bird,andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Desperate to play all the music theyand#8217;ve heard.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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 Lithgowand#8217;s best-loved tunes. This package includes a CD of John and an orchestra performing the song!

Review:

"After a boy falls asleep at an outdoor concert near the zoo, mayhem erupts: 'All at once the conductor erupted with rage!/ A band of wild animals was storming the stage!' Lithgow (I Got Two Dogs) describes the chaos in high-spirited verse (which he also sings on an accompanying CD): 'The monkeys played fiddle, the bison played bass,/ the percussions were manned by the camel./ The yak played the sax until red in the face — /a surprisingly musical mammal.' The premise has lots of comedic potential, and Hernandez (Dog Gone!) delivers: a flautist fends off a bear and two raccoons with her music stand and, later, a blue tutu-wearing hippo blasts the tuba 'by the light of the silvery moon.' Readers get an incidental introduction to various instruments, but light nonsense is this book's raison d'être. Although some rhymes feel padded or extraneous (immediately after the concert, the animals 'each reminisced, so grateful and glad,/ so full of contentment and pride'), it's a frisky addition to the author's oeuvre of musical picture books. Ages 2 — 6. Author's agent: Lark Productions. Illustrator's agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Leeza Hernandezandlt;/Bandgt; is an illustrator whose art has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and books, including andlt;iandgt;Never Play Music Right Next to the Zooandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Dog Gone!andlt;/iandgt;, andandlt;iandgt; Eat Your Math Homeworkandlt;/iandgt;. She is the recipient of the Tomie dePaola Portfolio Award from the Society of Childrenand#8217;s Book Writers and Illustrators. In middle school, Leeza chose the flute to play for the school orchestra, but was handed a cello instead. Leeza lives in central New Jersey with her family of musical mammals.andlt;i andgt;andlt;/iandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442467439
Author:
Lithgow, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Hernandez, Leeza
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Edition Description:
Book and CD
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c (digital)
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in
Age Level:
from 2 up to 6

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9781442467439 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After a boy falls asleep at an outdoor concert near the zoo, mayhem erupts: 'All at once the conductor erupted with rage!/ A band of wild animals was storming the stage!' Lithgow (I Got Two Dogs) describes the chaos in high-spirited verse (which he also sings on an accompanying CD): 'The monkeys played fiddle, the bison played bass,/ the percussions were manned by the camel./ The yak played the sax until red in the face — /a surprisingly musical mammal.' The premise has lots of comedic potential, and Hernandez (Dog Gone!) delivers: a flautist fends off a bear and two raccoons with her music stand and, later, a blue tutu-wearing hippo blasts the tuba 'by the light of the silvery moon.' Readers get an incidental introduction to various instruments, but light nonsense is this book's raison d'être. Although some rhymes feel padded or extraneous (immediately after the concert, the animals 'each reminisced, so grateful and glad,/ so full of contentment and pride'), it's a frisky addition to the author's oeuvre of musical picture books. Ages 2 — 6. Author's agent: Lark Productions. Illustrator's agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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