Thursday, November 29, 2018

Board book: I Love Classical Music

I Love Classical Music: My First Sound Book. Marion Billet. 2019. Scholastic. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Turkish March. Watch the tigers move to the rhythm. Antonio Vivaldi. Spring from the Four Seasons. Look at the flowers and bugs spring to life!

Premise/plot: This board book "introduces" little ones to six selections of classical music from famous composers. The songs and artists included are as follows: Mozart's The Turkish March, Vivaldi's Spring, Strauss' The Radetzky March,  Schubert's The Trout Quintet, Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Mirlitons, and Paganini's The Campanella.

My thoughts: One of my favorite things about this one is that there is an off/on switch. Board books with batteries are tricky. On the one hand, they are usually fun. On the other hand, the batteries won't last all that long. The more beloved a book is, the quicker the battery dies. Then it is just SAD, SAD, super-sad. Little fingers can touch the 'buttons' on each spread to start and stop the music. Each song lasts under a minute.

© 2018 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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