Little Rat Makes Music

Little Rat Makes Music

by Monika Bang-Campbell, Molly Bang

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Little Rat can't wait to make music like the violinists she sees at concerts in the city. But her biggest obstacle is practicing. It's boring. It's hard. And her violin squawks a lot. Luckily, Little Rat's teacher believes she has talent. And her new tutor agrees. With their encouragement—and some fine-tuning—Little Rat hits all kinds of high notes. But most important, she discovers where beautiful music really comes from.

In this third book of Little Rat's celebrated tales of triumph, Monika Bang-Campbell and Molly Bang prove that with a bit of pluck, patience, and practice, anything is possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547541594
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Little Rat
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

MONIKA BANG-CAMPBELL is the author of the Little Rat series. She lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.

MOLLY BANG has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children, including three Caldecott Honor recipients: When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . . ; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher. She lives near the ocean in Massachusetts.

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Little Rat Makes Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ashley3919 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about little rat that wants to play the violin. and wants it to be good. He doesn't want to have to practice because it take too much time to get good. The little rat finally realizes that practicing will help him. In the end he ends up playing in a concert and does a great job.Adorable book. Great for a 2nd or third grader to read on their own but too long for a read aloud. This book helps teach children that it sometimes takes a lot of practice to get good at something and that they should never give up on their dreams.
jpeer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
About a rat that wants to create beautiful music from the violin but quickly learns that it is not as easy as she believed. When it comes to practicing, she drags her feet until a duet is promised and she pushes herself to succeed. I like the moral of this tale because like many young children, practicing is never what one wants to do but if you want to succeed then it must be done.
mlsweatman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the final book of Molly Bang's "Rat series." I checked thes books out for sole reason of looking at the pictures which I dont think is a good thing, but I guess if she has had this much success then I might be in the wrong about her books. I think the illustrations are great but I feel like she could have told a better story. I guess thats why im the teacher in training and she is the author.
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Rat Makes Music by Monika Bang-Campbell and illustrated by Molly Bang was absolutely adorable and it was my favorite out of all the books I looked at today. It was a really enjoyable story to read that, I think, would inspire kids to get involved with music. Little Rat was impatient about learning and didn¿t like to practice the violin, but she really wanted to be able to play. She had a lot of frustrations that I think all kids have when they are learning to play an instrument. Her teacher teams her up with Kitty who tutors her and together they perform in a concert. Little Rat practiced very hard and played her music with feeling so she played beautifully. It was a very sweet story. The illustrations were also fabulous. They were very detailed and complimented the story really well. This was definitely a big favorite.
SJeanneM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a longer story about a little rat that wants to make music but doesn't want to practice so she can get there and the process that she takes to getting to practicing and making real music on her violin. Touching and the kids seemed to understand doing something that they don't want to do so that they could get something that they do want. Good book for a 2nd or 3rd grader to read to themself because this is a long one to read aloud.