Curious Baby Music Play (Curious George Board Book & CD)

Curious Baby Music Play (Curious George Board Book & CD)

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by H. A. Rey
     
 

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This board book and CD introduces babies and toddlers to the magic of music, rhythm, and dance. Curious George taps along and dances to music at home, with his stuffed animals, around town, and all the way to bed. The sweet, rhyming text and classical music can be enjoyed together or on their own for a joyful musical experience anytime. Tips are included on

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This board book and CD introduces babies and toddlers to the magic of music, rhythm, and dance. Curious George taps along and dances to music at home, with his stuffed animals, around town, and all the way to bed. The sweet, rhyming text and classical music can be enjoyed together or on their own for a joyful musical experience anytime. Tips are included on sharing music and movement with your new baby.
 
The classical cd includes Mozart's Quartet in F Major, in three movements, and Bach's Quartet in E-flat Major, in two movements by the Christy Oboe Quartet for twenty-five minutes of listening time.
 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristina Cassidy
Babies enjoy music and rhyming text, and this board book with CD provides both. In the book, classic character Curious George enjoys listening to music, playing music, and dancing. The text rhymes and flows like song lyrics. Parents and caregivers should consider singing the text rather than just speaking it. Babies will learn many sound and music words by listening to the simple story, which ends with lullabies and George curling up for sleep. Following the trend of playing classical music for babies, the CD features 26 minutes of upbeat, playful classical music by Mozart and Bach. The back of the book includes several helpful suggestions for parents and caregivers to maximize the developmental impact of both text and music. Suggestions include dancing to the music with the baby and stressing the rhythm of the words while reading to the baby. Parents and daycare providers will find this a worthy addition to babies' libraries, though they should remove the CD before allowing a baby to handle the book. Reviewer: Kristina Cassidy
Anthropologists tell us that children are naturally musical: Even as little crawlers, toddlers love rhythms and musical sounds. Curious Baby Music Play enables you to reinforce that soothing penchant with this combination board book and audio CD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547238760
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/07/2009
Series:
Curious Baby Curious George Series
Edition description:
Board Book with CD
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
472,419
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
Up to 2 Years

Meet the Author

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

The Christy Oboe Quartet includes three siblings: oboist Judy Christy, violinist Jay Christy, and violist Jan-Marie Christy Joyce. Cellist John Marcy, Judy’s husband, is the fourth member of the ensemble. The Christy siblings grew up on a farm in Maryland before moving to Florida in 1982. They began studying music at an early age, each taking up several different instruments. Their mother, a violinist and Suzuki instructor, gave them their early training on string instruments, and their father, a trumpeter and band director, started them on wind instruments so that they could play in his bands. All four members of the quartet now hold titled positions in orchestras in the southeastern United States.

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Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hamburg, Germany; Margret in 1906, and H.A. in 1898
Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977
Website:
http://www.curiousgeorge.com

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Curious Baby Music Play 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does it really play music? Reply to the k