What in the World Is a Clarinet?

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This title is a terrific introduction to clarinets for kids. After starting with an overview of the five pieces of a clarinet from the mouthpiece to bell, the general characteristics and uses of the instrument are described. Simple, fun and informative sentences accompany photos of kids and adults playing clarinets to provide an understanding of this instrument in the world of music. The title also includes 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.

Interest Level Preschool - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF036090, JNF036030, JNF013070
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Music
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Super Sandcastle
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2012-01-01
ISBN 9781617832031, 9781614786962
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 788.6
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.5 x 7.75
Guided Reading Level I
ATOS Reading Level 2.1
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 150042
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed

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.