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Title:
M is for melody : a music alphabet
Author:
Wargin, Kathy-jo.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 78607.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781585362158
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, M is for Melody gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes and expository, accompanied by colorful and engaging artwork. Based on MENC National Standards for Music Education, educators will find this a valuable addition to their classroom material. From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, M is for Melody gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes and expository, accompanied by colorful and engaging artwork. Based on MENC National Standards for Music Education, educators will find this a valuable addition to their classroom material.


Author Notes

Kathy-Jo Wargin was born in Minnesota and studied Music Composition at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has been a professional writer for over 20 years. She is dedicated to the promotion and creation of quality literature for children. She is also the President of Book Bridge Press. In 2001 she won the Children's Choice award for her book, The legend of the Loon.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-This musical survey saunters through the alphabet to define a wide variety of terms, instruments, and techniques. Each spread features a rhymed four- or eight-line verse to introduce a word, with the opposite page giving a short definition and examples. Some letters introduce two words: "C is for Conductors" and "Composer" and "D is for Drum majors" and "Dynamic." The verses are appealing, although at times the meter is awkward. Overall, though, the author successfully introduces a wealth of information without overwhelming readers. The watercolor artwork is serviceable but does not approach the imaginative illustrations that dance across the pages of Aliki's Ah, Music! (HarperCollins, 2003) or Kathleen Krull's M Is for Music (Harcourt, 2003), the latter using the same alphabetical approach to the subject. For larger collections.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.