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Whitesville Public Library 1 E D New Juvenile Fiction
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Rock out with this book of fun facts about xylophones, cymbals, concerts, and more!

Did you know that the violin contains more than 70 separate pieces of wood?
How about that you can tune your guitar to the sound of a dial tone because it's an "A"?
Or that the Beatles were first called the Blackjacks, and then the Quarrymen?

Filled with tons of cool facts about musical instruments, plus colorful, humorous illustrations, this book is sure to be a hit!


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-In this picture book, readers learn about various instruments, from the cello to the piano to the cymbals, with some background information about each one. Unfortunately, the text is not well-organized, so children may be lost by all the information provided. The facts are fun and sometimes unusual, e.g., "the first trumpets ever used were made of conch shells!" The illustrations are populated with peppy animals playing different instruments, which may be the only thing that attracts kids. Music teachers are better off extracting the facts mentioned here in isolation rather than trying to use the book as a whole.-Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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