The Carnival of the Animals [With CD (Audio)]

Jack Prelutsky, Mary Grandpre, and Camille Saint-Saens


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The Carnival of the Animals [With CD (Audio)] by Prelutsky, Jack
Regular price $19.99
Regular price Sale price $19.99
A great way to introduce children to classical music.

America's first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Sa ns's The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to parents and teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music--tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan--or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 08/24/2010
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 8.46h x 10.26w x 0.39d
ISBN: 9780375864582
Age: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 139087 / Carnival of the Animals

Award: Florida Book Award - Silver Medal Winner

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 08/02/2010
School Library Journal 12/01/2010 pg. 96
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 182

About the Author
Jack Prelutsky, America's first Children's Poet Laureate, is the king of funny verse. Two of his recent books are The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from Beyond the Solar System and Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More.

Mary GrandPré is best known as the illustrator of the Harry Potter books. She has also illustrated The Blue Shoe by Roderick Townley and the picture book Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat by Jennifer Armstrong.