My First Peter and the Wolf
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A child prodigy Sergei Prokofiev was born in 1891 in a village in Ukraine. He began composing music when he was just five. Given this, it should be no surprise that one of his most beloved pieces, Peter and the Wolf, was written as a child's introduction to the orchestra. Each character in the story is represented by a different instrument or group of instruments.
My First Peter and The Wolf will introduce your toddler to the classic tale of how a little boy outsmarts a big, bad wolf. Are you familiar with the original storyline? In that case, you will be relieved to know that while My First Peter and The Wolf follows the basic narrative, this version is more toddler-friendly. No duck dinner for the wolf!
The full-orchestra musical clips sound lovely, and your toddler will enjoy activating the sensors located on the sturdy pages. Just touch the sensor and enjoy the music. There are six high-quality sound segments of 20 to 40 seconds long. The illustrations are well matched to the story and will provide you with lots of discussion points. The final spread shows each of the main characters with the instruments that represented them - what a memorable way to introduce musical instruments to young children.
From the Publisher:
Introduce your little ones to Peter and the Wolf with the enchanting sounds of this children`s symphony by Prokofiev.
The full orchestra sounds crisp and clean with the well-placed speaker, and even small fingers can activate the sensor which is easily located on each sturdy page. Your child will love how easy it is to control the start of each song just like a symphony conductor!
A wonderful way to introduce your little ones to classical music from a very young age. This book will delight all their senses through beautiful colorful images, and six high-quality sound segments of 20 to 40 seconds long.
The book has rounded corners to protect your little ones. Just touch the sensor and enjoy the music. It is very easy for little fingers and great for hand-eye coordination.
Beautiful illustrations, accompanied by great classical music - a great way to train a child’s musical ear!
Batteries and instructions included. On/off switch included to help preserve battery life. ASTM inspected and certified.
By: Elizabeth Pen
Illustrated by: Emanuela Di Donna
Music by: Sergei Prokofiev
My 2 year old granddaughter is bilingual Russian/English. I love the illustrations in this book as they appear similar to her Russian books, but the story is in English. The music snippets are just long enough to keep her attention. She loves animals so this book made sense to introduce her to instrumental music. The day I first read this to her we read it 5 times. When putting her down that night, I hummed the familiar melody and she recognized it and calmly laid her head on my chest and started dreaming away. High quality board book.