Item description for Musical Instruments from a to Z (Alphabasics) by Bobbie Kalman...
Overview An alphabetical introduction to different types of musical instruments, describing their origins and how to play them
Publishers Description Lavishly illustrated with artwork and amazing photographs, Alphabasics are a combination of ABC books and picture dictionaries. Each book names an object for each letter and gives fascinating information on topics that are fresh and appealing to children. -- an entire page explores one subject and its related topics -- lavish illustrations and photographs help provide further information -- entertaining and informative facts
As an easy-to-read introduction to music, this ABC book uses an unusual question and answer format to showcase a broad assortment of instruments explaining their history and how they are played. Beautiful artwork and photographs feature people playing such familiar instruments as drums, piano and horns as well as more unconventional instruments as the yam stick from Australia, the zeze, and the quena from South America. Activities show children how to make their own: -- banjo -- panpipes -- maracas, and more
Citations And Professional Reviews Musical Instruments from a to Z (Alphabasics) by Bobbie Kalman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1997
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.77" Width: 8.33" Height: 0.13" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 0865054088 ISBN13 9780865054080
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.
Reviews - What do customers think about Musical Instruments from a to Z (Alphabasics)?
Eclectic Mix is Informing and Entertaining Jun 29, 2000
Musical Instruments From A to Z is a wonderfully eclectic alphabet book. The choice of instruments runs the gamut from the ordinary; guitar, clarinet, drum, to the unique and unusual; ch'ing, alpenhorn, and zeze. The choice of instruments for each letter is sometimes just what you would think; D is for drum, S is for stringed instruments, and sometimes it just keeps you guessing; A is for harp, or "Angel music", E and F are for guitar, "electric" of course that you play with your "fingers". In keeping with this varied format the illustrations are a wonderful combination of photographs of adults and children, illustrations, and paintings, sure to keep any child amused and entertained.