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Meet the Orchestra by Ann Hayes, Karmen Thompson, Karnen Thompson

This lyrical romp through the orchestra begins with animal musicians slowly gathering for the evening performance. Poetic descriptions suggest the sounds of the instruments, and lively watercolor illustrations capture the playful essence of each musician and musical instrument. “It’s a smashing introduction to classical music, and a must prior to a first visit to the symphony.”—Publishers Weekly

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ISBN-13: 9780152002220
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/1995
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 261,155
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Writer and artist Ann Hayes grew up near Chicago, graduated from the University of Chicago, and studied at the Art Institute there.

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Meet the Orchestra 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
amysisson on LibraryThing 6 days ago
This is a very nice book -- factual yet poetical descriptions of each instrument in the orchestra, accompanied by lovely illustrations of animals playing the instruments. I learned a few things I did not know, such as the fact that it is the oboe to which the whole orchestra tunes.My only quibble is that while the various musician animals are both male and female, the conductor is called "he", as if a female conductor is not even possible. Of course, this was written in 1991, and I suspect it would be more politically correct if written/published today. But really, that's my only complaint. This is a nice book for a child taking music lessons and perhaps beginning to play in the school orchestra.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love this book! It tought us all a bit about instruments, even Mom and Dad, who did not know all of the different kinds of instruments described. The animal characters shown with the instruments made it more engaging for our little guy, but the descriptions were in-depth enough to really teach him about each instrument!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a good book to begin introducing the orchestra and the different instruments to your toddler. My two year old enjoys this book. I would highly recommend this book.