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Author: Manuel Díaz
Illustrator: Manuel Díaz
Publisher: Mill City Press
Published: September 30th, 2014
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.
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