Combines the talents of America's first Children's Poet Laureate and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books in a volume of rollicking original verses set to Saint-Saëns' classical composition that is complemented by a CD recording of the music and Prelutsky's readings.
A fun way to present classical music to children. Nearly 150 years ago, the composer Camille Saint-Saens was asked by his pupils to write a musical joke for them. He wrote the "The Carnival of the Animals", a piece people enjoyed so much that is has now become one of Saint-Saens's most famous works. This accessible commentary, in a picture-book format, helps children follow each section of the piece while they listen to the CD. Full-color illustrations, a simple text, and evocative melodies create an ideal introduction for young children to the world of classical music.