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Camille Saint-Saens
Carnival of the Animals CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Camille Saint-Saens, Composer
Barrie Carson Turner, Commentary
Sue Williams, Illustrator

Camille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921) was a prolific and versatile French composer. His CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS was in origin a private joke for the enjoyment of the composer's friends and pupils. It has become one of his most famous and recognized works.

In this new, illustrated picture book complete with full length CD, children are introduced to each instrument in the orchestra and the animal(s) they represent.

"The cello is much bigger than the violin and the viola and makes an even deeper sound. Listen to the beautiful tune it plays for the swan."

"The piano can play the highest and the lowest notes of all the instruments in the carnival orchestra. Listen as the piano plays the mad rushing music of the mule race, the bouncy kangaroo music and the music for the noisiest animals of all--beginner pianists!"

This is an exciting way to introduce your children to a variety of instruments and classical music incorporating listening skills and animal identification in a carnival atmosphere.

Ages: 4-8

ORDER: HARDCOVER with CD