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music for the ears and the eyes




Chris Raschka is one of the few illustrators who seems unafraid to take on another medium in his books. MYSTERIOUS THELONIOUS was an incredible feat. And now he illustrates my childhood favorite, PETER AND THE WOLF. Of course, Raschka has his own take. This symphony was intended to help kids learn about the various sounds of the orchestra. I had a record (yes, I am that old) narrated by Leonard Bernstein (who I saw conduct when I was 10, OMG) who explained the sounds of the instruments used in the symphony to create the individual animals. Raschka uses distinctive animal voices as well. Listen to the duck as compared to the bird and cat and hunters. Visually, Raschka creates a three dimensional "stage" for his actors along with his distinctive illustrations of the characters. The only thing I wanted was a CD of the symphony along with the book. Greedy me. Now I will have to track down the music and listen as I reread the book.
Tags: chris raschka, picture book, symphony
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