Synopses & Reviews
A primary prelude to the piano, including what the keyboard instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it. Making Music offers young readers a chance to experience a variety of musical instruments—before they even play a note! Labeled images assist in identification of common components as this series describes the featured instrument's sounds and workings, including basic instruction on how to play it. A brief history of the instrument across world cultures puts it in context with others of its kind, and each title concludes with a spotlight on a famous musician who plays the instrument today.
About the Author
Kate Riggs is a Minnesota-based editor and author of children's and young adult nonfiction books. In 2012, her book Dolphins (Amazing Animals) was honored as the winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Nonfiction