MUSIC IS BANANAS Interactive eBook & Teaching Guide

Item No: 99600

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By Javel Perriel and illustrated by Elizabeth Desjardins.

A bunch of famous yellow fruit and their adventure before their big show — join them on their journey as they share their love for each other, music, and family.

Music is Bananas was created for readers to appreciate the connection of science, technology, and engineering in music. Even though they are different subjects, they can create a fantastic story combined—starring a family of famous yellow produce that you can find in every grocery store. Join Brandon, Beau, Bailey, Benjamin, and Blaze on their adventure as they celebrate their differences, love for each other, and music.

What's included: 

  • Interactive eBook - This digital download comes with a PDF version of the book and an interactive flipbook with sound. This interactive flipbook includes sounds and clickable elements for students to explore. Themes of teamwork, collaborative music-making, performance process, and family, help students connect with both the process and product of music-making. This book was inspired by the music applications connected to the STEM tool, Makey Makey. Makey Makey is a circuit board that can be connected to triggers (such as bananas) to perform commands on a computer (like playing the Makey Makey keyboard).
  • Teaching Guide -  Use this guide to craft and execute engaging lessons that connect music-making with science and technology.

Additional Info

Teaching guide includes:

  • A lesson plan connecting STEM with active music making
  • Sheet music for songs that can be played on an instrument (including the online piano for Makey Makey)
  • Teaching guide
  • Poem and Rap lyrics
  • Music is Bananas Song MP3 file
  • “What do you know” worksheet
  • Coloring sheets
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