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The Maestro Plays
Synopses & Reviews
"The Maestro plays. He plays proudly. He plays loudly. He plays slowly. He plays oh-ly."
Bravo to the three maestros who created this virtuoso picture book!
There is Maestro Bill Martin, who writes cunningly, punningly, winningly, grinnnigly, unsinningly.
There is Maestro Vladimir Radunsky, who illstrates smartly, artily, grandly (never blandly).
And there is the Maestro of the story himself, who amuses wryly, informs on-the-slyly, and encourages children to see how masterfully they can play with words.
First published as part of a school reading program in 1971, this newly illustrated edition of The Maestro Plays now takes its place next to Bill Martin's Knots on a Counting Rope and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? as a staple of preschool literature.
About the Author
Bill Martin, Jr. is the author of many noted books for children, among them the classic preschool picture book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? A Ph.D. in early childhood education, Bill Martin has long been a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read.
Vladimir Radunsky is the prize-winning artist of The Pup Grew Up!; Hail to Mail; and Square, Triangle, Round, Skinny. The pictures for The Maestro Plays were created in hand-colored cut paper.
Visit Bill Martin Jr his web site: www.billmartinjr.com
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