Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
We meet the symphony in this gorgeous, exuberant book. The "strings all sour, the reeds implore, the brasses roar with notes galore"! I just loved reading this one. I was amazed how aptly the author was able to describe each instrument as it was introduced with perfectly chosen alliterative words. I also loved the bright, and a bit wild, water color paintings. By far our favorite book this week.
Music by Carol Diggory Shields
Whimsical rhyming riddles are paired with richly textured paintings of 12 different instruments that, when you lift the flap, you discover are also 12 different animals. An accordion caterpillar and bagpipe bullfrog both make their appearance in this clever book.
When Uncle Took the Fiddle by Libba Moore Gray
Everyone is tired, even the brown dog, but then Uncle reaches for his fiddle and before you know it everyone is up on their feet. Rich with rhythm and fun onomatopoeia's this book had me wanting to jump up and dance as well. And the soft color pencil illustrations, set on wide expanses of white, really show off the movement and fun of the characters.