A Reading Rainbow book by Lloyd Moss, illus. by Marjorie Priceman.
Rhythmic verse and playful art accompany this charming intro to the orchestra, where "the strings soar, the reeds implore, and the brasses roar with notes galore." Encore!
32 pp. Hardback.
This unique primer to musical instruments also serves as a guide to musical groups. Beginning with a trombone-playing soloist, another musician is added to create a duo, then a trio, and so on, until a full orchestra is assembled on stage. Have kids add Music-Go-Rounds Ensemble (28121) and MGR Instrument Dots (28180) on the whiteboard as the ensembles in the verses expland from solo to octet.