Thursday, September 5, 2019

"Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music" - a bookwrap

The Secret Mountain Announces Fall Picture Books with Audio,
Including Ana Gerhard’s Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music.

The Secret Mountain, a Montreal-based publisher known for award-winning children’s books that include audio recordings, will release three new titles this fall. 


Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music

by Ana Gerhard
Illustrated by Gómez Morin
Translated by Guy Connolly

* Age Range:  7-9
* Grade Level: 2-3
* Hardcover:  72 pages
* Publisher:  The Secret Mountain, None edition
* Pub. Date:  September 1, 2019
* Language:  English


"An ambitious feast for the senses." — Kirkus Reviews

Unwrapping the Book

"Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music" is a wonderful grouping of classical music featuring insects, frogs, spiders, snakes, wasps and butterflies.  These arbitrary creatures are paired with five centuries of music history. 

Ana Gerhard, an accomplished pianist and music educator, includes a glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer.  Each book comes with a CD to enjoy (plus a unique code for the digital download) of recordings performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharomonic, and the Nashville Symphony.  It is an audio treat for listeners of all ages.  

Translated from Spanish, kids will be enthralled with the beautiful music and perhaps be inspired to observe and become more aware of the lovely things that nature has to offer.  The illustrations by Mexican illustrator Gómez Morin are whimsical, surreal, and truly magical.  This audio book would be a wonderful addition to a home, a classroom or school library.   I highly recommend it.  

Unwrapping Some of the Track List 

(duration of the CD: 35 minutes/ 20 recordings ) 

* Music of Insects, Frogs and Toads/ The Child Spells
- Maurice Ravel

* March of the Grasshoppers/ Music for Children
- Sergei Prokofiev

* The Spider in its Web/ The Spider's Feast
- Albert Roussel

* The Grasshopper
-Benjamin Britten

* Th Butterflies, VI
-François Couperin

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author

 Author Ana Gerhard studied piano at the Mexican National Conservatory. In addition to Listen to the Birds, her previous works for The Secret Mountain include Simply Fantastic and Amazing Water. All have won Parents’ Choice and NAPPA Awards and acclaim from public radio hosts and literary critics. Illustrator Mauricio Gómez Morín has created several award-winning picture books and was the official spokesperson for the 36th International Children’s and Youth Book Fair in Mexico City.

Follow Storywraps


*Instagram: Storywraps
*Twitter: Storywraps@Storywraps1
*Pinterest: Storywraps

I put hours of work finding the best kid's books to review for you each day.  If you enjoy visiting Storywraps and would like to donate something for my time and effort I would greatly appreciate it.

Go to the top of my blog at the right hand corner (below my photo) and please donate what you feel lead to give.  The amount you donate and the frequency you donate is totally up to you.  

I also have added a new button...  Simply buy me a cup of coffee if you would rather.  That would be fun.  Coffee and blogging go together like two peas in a pod as I'm always brewing up something here on Storywraps. 

 I thank you in advance for your support.  I adore what I do and would appreciate any amount that you may give so that I can make our Storywraps' community more thriving and exciting.  Thanks a million!  Books bind us together. 

Read on...
Read always.
It's a wrap! 

No comments: