Item description for The Crabfish (First Steps in Music series) by John M. Feierabend...
Classic folk music and colorful illustrations tell this funny tale of a husband who tries to help his sick wife feel better by granting her wish to dine on crabfish. This folktale, which has been passed down for 400 years through song, is now packaged to continue this oral tradition. On the enclosed CD the folk song is sunge completely the first time through, while the second time children and parents are invited to sing along with the chorus.
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Studio: Gia Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.6" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2005
Publisher Gia Publications
ISBN 1579993834 ISBN13 9781579993832
Availability 0 units.
More About John M. Feierabend
John M. Feierabend has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people in hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is a national leader in the field of early childhood education and currently serves as a professor of the music education division at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Marissa Napoletano lives in Connecticut where she graduated from the Hartford Art School with a BFA in illustration. Over in the Meadow is her first children's book, and she plans to continue a career in Illustration combining her love for nature and mixed media.
John M. Feierabend currently resides in West Hartford, in the state of Connecticut.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Crabfish (First Steps in Music series)?
Excellent Resource Nov 28, 2007
I think this is an excellent resource for music educators. I love this book, because it has a great story line, fun pictures, and a beautiful melody. This is one of my favorites. It can be used in a Kindergarten classroom, or a 5th grade class room and all students love it. Great for teaching the Dorian mode. Beautifully written and illustrated.
Help your child's music aptitude develop Sep 12, 2007
This is a great book for helping children develop their music aptitude. The song is in dorian mode (not major or minor). It's important for young children to be exposed to other modes so they can know what major and minor are NOT, thereby understanding them better and improving their tonal aptitude. The story/song features a repetitive sing-along refrain. Because the book includes a CD, even those without music-reading ability can learn to sing this story. The CD includes a performance of the entire song and then a second performance where the refrain is hummed so that "you" can sing along. My one complaint is that a few of the chords on the CD don't fit in the tonality correctly. But if you just use the CD to learn the melody and then sing it without the CD, it's a great book!