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Zoo Orchestra by Manuel Díaz

Title: Zoo Orchestrazoo orchestra

Author: Manuel Díaz

Illustrator: Manuel Díaz

Publisher: Mill City Press

Published: September 30th, 2014

Rating: 4/5

A superb book that describes orchestral instruments and shows highly imaginative paintings of animals playing them. The author spent more than sixty years playing viola in orchestras, chamber music, as a soloist and as a teacher. This book reflects his great experience and presents the facts and descriptions in a detailed manner, complete with some humorous reflections on the practicality of playing particular instruments. it contains detailed information that the author claims is presented ‘in his self-proclaimed “Spanglish”‘, this will appeal to older primary/elementary pupils, teenagers and adults, rather than toddlers and younger children.

I really enjoyed this book and believe it is a great way for anyone to learn about the different instruments – and some very basic facts about animals, too! I particularly liked the links to specific pieces of music related to each instrument.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble


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