Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. For more great picture book reviews, hop over to Susanna Leonard Hill and a list of over 1000 reviews and activities on her blog.
The story I chose was inspired by a video I saw.
Don’t you wonder why music education is the first to go when school budgets are cut? The beauty of the video is as much in seeing the reactions of the children as it is to listening to the wonderful music.
And, after you read this picture book to your kids, perhaps they will be inspired as well.
Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra
Written and illustrated by Stephen Costanza
Publisher: Henry Holt (2012)
Ages: 4 and up
Music, cooperation, appreciating our talents, helping others
“In Venice of long ago, there lived a man who daydreamed in music.”
From Amazon: “Every day, Antonio Vivaldi composes a new orchestral piece, and every day, the orphan Candida transcribes Vivaldi’s masterpiece into sheet music for the Invisible Orchestra. Nobody notices Candida or appreciates her hard work.
But one day Candida accidentally Read the rest of this entry
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I also want to announce the winner of a copy of My Warp Speed Mind by Donalisa Helsley.
Drumroll….the winner is….Jaymie Shook!
Congratulations, Jaymie…please contact me and I will get your book in the mail right away.
This afternoon, I saw a video of awesome food art, I knew I had to find a book that would address the problem of fussy eaters. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the video – you will be amazed.
Do you have any fussy eaters in your house? I can sympathize because I was one…and so was my oldest son. If picky eating was one of the sports in the Winter Olympics, would your child win the gold medal?
Here’s a great picture book that might help your child try new foods.
MONSTERS DON’T EAT BROCCOLI
Written by Barbara Jean Hicks
Illustrated by Sue Hendra
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers (2009)
Synopsis: From School Library Journal: