Peter and the Wolfby Carin Dewhirst (Adapted by), Naomi Howland (Illustrator)
Time and time again parents have referred to the parable of Peter and the Wolf to teach children not to lie. Sergei Prokofiev's corresponding symphony has inspired children's love of/i>
Skip through the meadow with Peter to a symphony of violins and cellos � but beware: when you hear haunting music of the French horn you know there's a wolf lurking.
Time and time again parents have referred to the parable of Peter and the Wolf to teach children not to lie. Sergei Prokofiev's corresponding symphony has inspired children's love of instrumental music. In the Life, Times & Music edition of Peter and the Wolf you get both: the story of the little rapscallion's run-in with the fierce wolf in a delightfully illustrated book and the beautiful symphony, as Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic.
Ukrainian composer Prokofiev wrote Peter and the Wolf so that his own two children would learn to appreciate music, and Leonard Bernstein continues in his tradition. The book is specially written to educate children. Besides the biographies of the composer and conductor, it highlights which instruments are used to represent individual characters in the story. It also has interactive activities, like dancing with the different animals in the story, making instruments and experimenting with noises, and planning a Russian tea party.
Enjoy all of the titles in The Life, Times & Music Series: Celebrating Christmas, Christmas for Kids, Dixieland, Electric Blue, Great Crooners, Legendary Singing Cowboys, Peter and the Wolf, Psychedelia, Rockabilly, Scott Joplin & the Age of Ragtime, Southern Fried Rock, Strike Up the Orchestra, and Viva Las Vegas.
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