Moses Goes to a Concert

Moses Goes to a Concert

by Isaac Millman

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Moses and his school friends are deaf, but like most children, they have a lot to say. They communicate in American Sigh Language, using visual signs and facial expressions. This is called signing. And even though they can't hear, they can enjoy many activities through their other senses. Today, Moses and his classmates are going to a concert. Their teacher, Mr. Samuels, has two surprises in store for them, to make this particular concert a special event.

Isaac Millman tells Moses's story in pictures and written English, and in American Sign Language (ASL), introducing hearing children to the signs for some of the key words and ideas. At the end of the book are two full conversations in sign language and a page showing the hand alphabet.

You can learn sign language, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374453664
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Series: Moses Goes to Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 253,271
Product dimensions: 7.93(w) x 10.69(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Isaac Millman also wrote and illustrated Moses Goes to School, a Junior Library Guild Selection. He lives in New York City.

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Moses Goes to a Concert 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kclopez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Moses and his friends are all deaf and are going to a concert. When they get to the concert hall they realize that one of the musicians are deaf. This is a good book to read to a class who may have a child who is deaf because this book has pictures of the signs that go along with the story.
mathqueen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is one of a series written about Moses, a young boy who is deaf. These books show Moses doing everyday activities, only doing them slightly different due to his disability. When the class goes to the concert, the author explains ways people who are deaf can enjoy music. The reader learns how to feel musical vibrations through touch in the hands and feet! I like this series of storybooks because it gives the reader a sense of the difficulties Moses encounters without making him seem ¿disabled.¿ Moses is able to interact with peers, attend fun activities like other young children, and enjoy everything other children would enjoy. The illustrations of Moses also depict a normal-looking child in every-day settings. It is important to teach children at a young age that even though a person is different, they can still enjoy the same activities and experieneces. The book also provides sign language for some of the print, so that children can learn some of the signs to go with the story. Library Implications: This book would be a great tool to use when partnering hearing children and deaf children. If children are going to become friends, whether they can hear or not, they need to communicate. This book provides a gateway to communication between the hearing impaired and other children. The signs and printed words give students a way to exchange vocabulary and learn from each other. The librarian could also partner with a music teacher to demonstrate the vibrating effects that percussion instruments provide, and give students the opportunity to play with those vibrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am incredibly happy with this book. My husband is Deaf and I wanted a children's book to introduce ASL and Deaf characters to my young nieces. This book was perfect! It shows how to produce some signs in frame-by-frame illustrations and has the manual alphabet (ASL ABCs) in the back. Very easy to follow along. I also enjoyed the fact that the book explains how Deaf people experience music. I won't give it away, but it is the same way my Deaf husband experienced it when he was young and in school. Overall, this book portrays Deaf characters positively and explains that they can be anything they want to be. I think it is a wonderful tool to teach hearing children that Deaf people communicate and experience the world differently, and that's okay!
TerryLee More than 1 year ago
I received this book in plenty of time for Christmas. My daughter, who teaches preschool deaf children, was delighted to receive it and can't wait to read it to her class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for both deaf and hearing children. It is well written and clearly shows the author did some research. Moses is a delightful child who goes to a music concert with his class and meets a concert performer, also deaf. The story is meaningful and gives the wonderful opportunity to teach some sign language from the clearly illustrated pictures. The cultural lesson is quite effective.