Musical terms come to life, and kids get to join in!
A rhythmic poem is paired with exuberant illustrations of a conductor and his animal orchestra to convey the meanings of seven musical terms. The text contains a succinct physical definition for each term. For example, to define glissando the text reads, "Gently gliding, slipping, sliding." And in the illustrations, the animals use movement to interpret this description, flowing across the spread as if rolling on a wave. Readers will find it easy to learn the terms—and will have great fun playing along!
Staccato. Adagio. Allegro. Fortissimo. What child can resist pronouncing these words—or performing them!