Synopses & Reviews
This vibrant, engaging assortment offers children an entertaining introduction to the French language. From stories of friendship, family, discovery, and self-esteem to silly, snappy songs of one-of-a-kind barnyard animals, lullabies, and segments of classical music, children tune in to a variety of musical styles and multicultural experiences. The accompanying CDs provide children an opportunity to hear the pronunciation of the words and sing along as they learn the language.
Delightful illustrations and catchy songs combine to give young minds a reminder on the significance of taking care of the environment
This musical journey tells the story of the Jequitiba, a giant and ancient tree in the heart of Brazil whose life has become seriously threatened. With a little help from a singing superstar rooster and his friendsand#8212;three chickens, a horse and a little boyand#8212;we discover that miracles really do happen. With exquisite illustrations and 17 original songs written by Hand#233;lio Ziskind and sung by Band#239;a, Monica Freire, and Georges Moustaki, amongst others, this book provides children with an important message about conservation.
About the Author
Hand#233;lio Ziskind is a songwriter and record producer. He was one of the originating members of the legendary 1970s Brazilian band Rumo and has been a regular on the popular childrenand#8217;s show Cocorico and has won four Sharp awards for his childrenand#8217;s recordings. Pierre Pratt is an illustrator and the a past winner of the Governor Generaland#8217;s Literary Award, the TD Award for Canadian childrenand#8217;s and youth literature, the Mr. Christie Book Award, the UNICEF prize, and the Golden Apple Award. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.