Archive for the ‘Children Book Reviews’ Category
Playbook Farm is an cleverly done pop-up book and play-mat built into one that any child would surely enjoy! My children ages two and almost five totally love this product and get super excited anytime I bring it out for them to play with. It’s become one of our favorite interactive pretend play toys/book!
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Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music is a beautifully unique storybook that cleverly introduces the world of classical music to children of all ages. In doing so the melodious similarities of instrumental notes such as the flute, harpsichord, organ, and so on are compared to the sounds of bird songs. The works of composers such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and many more have been included. Read the rest of this entry »
The author of Abrams’ How to See Faeries (with Brian Froud) opens the land of faerie to all readers. The book provides a broad overview of faeries, including a Who’s Who of Faeries; Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries; Faerie Courts; Faerie Spells; and Faerie Sightings. Faeries of the British Isles as well as those of Scandinavia, Germany, North America, and even the Asian, Arabic, and African worlds are discussed. Matt Dangler and other contemporary fantasy artists bring the land of faerie to life alongside such fine artists as William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J. M. W. Turner. Faeryland contains an envelope of faerie photos to use as postcards; an invitation from Puck to a Faerie Ball; a 19th-century faerie pull-out map (currently housed in the Library of Congress!) and more.