This series is a terrific introduction to musical instruments for kids. Each book starts with an overview of the instrument. The general characteristics of each instrument and different types and uses of the instrument are described. Simple, fun and informative sentences accompany photos of kids and adults playing each instrument to provide an understanding of these instruments in the world of music. These titles also include a picture quiz, comprehension quiz and glossary.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 7.75|
Musical Instruments – School Library Journal
Each offering asks the title question and answers it with a series of simple sentences that describe the main parts of the instrument, and how it is played. Approximately four spreads of images demonstrate the instrument as it is played and enjoyed by various children or adults. The font is large. . . [and] all of the photographic images are explained; magnified, sectional views of each instrument enable youngsters to view details and understand descriptions—e.g., guitar strings, a tennis shoe pressing a pedal, or mosaic detail around a drumhead. Useful additions for young music lovers.
What in the World Is a Clarinet? (Musical Instruments) – Booklist
The simple text gives explanations in short declarative statements. Pictures show the instrument taken apart, put back together, held correctly, and in use by students during lessons and in marching band. A brief true-or-false quiz at the end tests reading comprehension, and a glossary rounds out the text. Kids interested in playing the clarinet (or just finding out what the heck it is) will find this brief introduction useful.