Children's Arts and Music Books
There are many Children's Art & Music Books that are great for a number of reasons. Many kids enjoy music and are fascinated by famous musicians. Whether your child loves music or simply enjoys listening to it, there's a great book out there that will help them understand and appreciate it. These books can range from a simple picture book to a complete story. Here's a list of some favorites.
Little Mice / Ratoncitos
Based on a popular nursery rhyme in Spanish, Little Mice/Ratoncitos is the third book in the bilingual collection. The story of the mice and their mission to eat cheese is illustrated with bright, cheerful colors, as well as lift-the-flap surprises. Little Mice/Ratoncitos is also a great resource for teaching shapes and English language. It can also be used to talk about prey and predators.
Gary Soto's hilarious novel has been adapted for the stage. In this adaptation, Chato the low-riding cat and the family of mice next door have dinner together and are surprised by a surprise guest. A review of the play can be found below. Children will love the fun of Chato's adventure! The Little Mice / Ratoncitos series has many fans!
Brush of the Gods
The Brush of the Gods Children's Arts and Music Books celebrates the life and work of classical Chinese painter Wu Daozi, who lived from 689 to 759 and was later forgotten. This children's picture book will teach young readers about the artist, who was also known as Daoxuan, and the many ways he brought art and spirituality to their lives.
The T'ang dynasty was the time when Wu Daozi, the greatest Chinese painter, worked to bring his art to life. He dripped a stream of paint on the walls of the city, creating dancing peonies, flying Buddhas, and other masterpieces. Daozi's painting was so beautiful, even if he didn't know it!
Michael Sturm has worked on other projects, including an anthology of poetry and a mainstream comic book. Now, with his new novel Market Day, he returns to his more traditional genre of historical fiction. Although Sturm's prose is straightforward and sparse, her words and pictures achieve a lyricism that is reminiscent of fables and folktales. While Market Day leaves the reader with an elegiac feeling, it offers a small thread of hope.
The illustrations and text are charming, and the story of the market is based on folk art from around the world. The book features traditional and folk art, as well as full-color images of authentic objects. Several activities encourage young readers to act out the story. The text is rhyming and crammed with art. In some instances, the art is so authentic that it may confuse young readers.
Every Little Thing
A beautiful board book with colorful illustrations and a positive message, Every Little Thing is a tribute to Bob Marley and his song "Forever Young." The text pays homage to Bob Marley's career and includes references to popular Sixties icons. Cedella Marley is the daughter of the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley. Her story is adapted into a book based on Bob Marley's song, Every Little Thing.
This 88-page children's book celebrates the music of 40 chart-topping icons from rock to pop. With illustrations by Jerome Masi, elementary school-aged children will learn about their favorite rock stars. Among the artists featured are Blondie, Nirvana, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, U2, Velvet Underground, and The Who.
Lois Ehlert's Market Day
With a keen eye for color and design, Lois Ehlert has collected folk art from around the world and placed it in her book Market Day. Lois Ehlert has translated a Peruvian myth, telling the tale of a young Mole who convinces her father to send her to the moon. The story is told in English and illustrated with dazzling collages. This charming book is a must-have for early readers.
The illustrations are charming, as are the rhyming text. The photographs of authentic folk art are balanced and full of charm. Lois Ehlert's artwork is derived from her collection of folk art. It is charming, but might confuse young readers. For those who like to read about different cultures, Market Day is a wonderful choice for young readers. While it's not perfect, it's a good choice for families with young children.
Many children love reading about composers such as Igor Stravinsky. The composer and conductor of ballets had a life full of tragedy. His mother, wife, and eldest daughter died of tuberculosis during his lifetime, and he spent five months in a Swiss sanatorium. In 1940, he emigrated to the United States and settled in Hollywood. In 1945, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
One book devoted to Stravinsky is When Stravinsky Met Nanjinsky by Lauren Stringer, with illustrations by Hadley Hooper and Peter Hough. Both books celebrate the composer's enduring influence on modern dance and music. The story of Stravinsky and Diaghilev is simplified, and the child-friendly artwork is complemented by a colorful montage of his photographs.
The music of Igor Stravinsky revolutionized the musical world. He twisted and shifted familiar Russian melodies to create new and unusual works. Both a painter and a composer, Stravinsky is an extraordinary creative genius. A children's arts & music book starring Stravinsky introduces both artists and highlights the collaboration between the two. In this captivating tale, children will learn about the life and work of this influential composer.
If you've ever wondered what a beautiful painting looks like, look no further than Vasya Kandinsky's Children-Arts & Music Books. The art of abstract painting dates all the way back to 19th century Russia. The artist experienced colors as sounds and embraced the phenomenon of synesthesia. Her children's art books offer an introduction to her unique style and can inspire young readers to embrace the arts.
The story of a child with an artistic streak is a familiar one. As a child in Russia, Vasya studied history and mathematics, played the piano, and even sang. But his life was not exactly colorful, as his family wanted him to be. But when his aunt gave him a paint box, he was fascinated by it. He began to hear music and saw colors sing and hiss when he mixed them. In fact, he began to study music while still living with his family.
The early paintings of Kandinsky were influenced by Fauvism, and she used colours to express the subject matter and subjective experience. The colours she used to express her subject matter also became her way of describing the objective nature of objects. These works were adapted from ancient myths and reinterpreted for modern audiences. Hence, the children's arts & music books on Kandinsky's art are an excellent choice for young people.
Dolly Parton's The English Roses
"She Come by It Natural" is a love song for young girls that grafts Parton's life story onto those of white working-class women. Parton, who is white and a feminist, finds a way to rise above the shackles of patriarchy and poverty, but the journey is far from easy. Like the other characters in the book, the protagonists must overcome their personal challenges and find their way home to their happy endings.
"Run, Rose, Run" sold another 2,000 copies in its ninth week, dropping off the Billboard top 100 album sales chart. However, it gained six spots in the current albums chart. The new album regains the No. 1 spot on the U.K. country albums chart. Meanwhile, "The Real Dolly Parton" slips out of the top 100 country and bluegrass albums charts and regains No. 1 status on the bluegrass albums chart.
The new Imagination Library is the brainchild of singer Dolly Parton. This organization, founded in 1995, mails free books to children worldwide. Parton has a mission to instill in children a lifelong love of reading and dreams. She hopes that her books will inspire children to dream, while also preparing them for kindergarten. It is also a great way to promote early language and math development in children.