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The Carnival of the Animals (2010)

by Jack Prelutsky, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)

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Z liked this . . . but definitely missed the Peter Sis illustrations of his favorite Prelutsky volumes. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 30, 2013 |
The collection of short poems with different animals in a carnival. The CD brings the book to life with the classical music and the great illustrations. ( )
  emleonard | Feb 27, 2012 |
Mary Lee Hahn reviewed Carnival of the Animals at a Year of Reading. She sold me with this: "this music and these poems together, make the music more fun to listen to and the poems more fun to hear and say. What a great way to introduce children to the sounds of language along with the sounds of the orchestra."
  TheReadingTub | Jan 26, 2011 |
A collection of short poems about the different animals in the classical piece of the same name by Camille Saint-Saëns. There is an Introduction, The Lion, Rooster and Hens, The Donkeys of the Wild, The Tortoise, Elephants, Kangaroos, Aquarium, Personages with Long Ears, The Cuckoo, Birds, Pianists, Fossils, The Swan, and The Finale.
  rwetherell | Nov 10, 2010 |
Collection of poetry related to the animals in a carnival. This book is wonderfully illustrated for each poem. This book is a great collection of new work that has a music cd to accompany it that also has readings of each poem from the author. ( )
  JenRobYoung | Oct 3, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037586458X, Hardcover)

A great way to introduce children to classical music.

America’s first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to parents and teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music—tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan—or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:52:32 -0400)

America's first Children's Poet Laureate and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books team up in a volume of rollicking original verses set to Saint-Saëns' classical composition that is complemented by a CD recording of the music and Prelutsky's readings.… (more)

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