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Tubby the Tuba (1946)

by Paul Tripp, George Kleinsinger (Composer)

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Paul Trippprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kleinsinger, GeorgeComposermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cole, HenryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, JacIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maas, GeorgeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Ruth--always
--P. T.
For Michael and Daniel, wonderful neighbors, wonderful friends.
And special thanks to the fabulous Heather Wood.
--H. C.
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Once upon a time, there was an orchestra, which was all busy tuning up.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525477179, Hardcover)

For sixty years audiences have been charmed by the adventures of a tuba named Tubby. All day long, Tubby plays oompah, oompah with his orchestra, but what he really wants is to "dance with the pretty little tune." A resourceful bullfrog shows Tubby that everyone has the right to play his own melody. When the recording of Tubby the Tuba was first released, it met with instant success, and it went on to sell 13 million copies. Now these classic characters have been reimagined by Henry Cole in this stunning picture book, which comes complete with a CD of the author's performance with full orchestration. This is a musical and visual treat for a whole new generation to enjoy the world's most famous tuba.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:19:35 -0400)

With some help from a frog, Tubby the Tuba shows the orchestra that tubas can play melodies as well as other instruments.

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